Apogee’s tiny USB headphone amp is now obtainable for $295
When it was introduced again in January, Apogee promised to ship its Groove USB headphone amp and digital-to-analong converter (DAC) this spring. Properly, the corporate stored its phrase because the audio accent is now out there for $295. What does a number of hundred dollars purchase you? Groove touts as much as 24 bit/192kHz audio because of a Quad Sum DAC that places 4 converters on every channel to maintain the audio sounding prime notch. There’s additionally a function referred to as Fixed Present Drive that adapts to the frequencies of your headphones to make them sound higher. On the entrance of the aluminum body, quantity controls and LEDs simply deal with degree modifications and muting. What’s extra, the add-on is USB powered, so you will not need to futz with one other cable or batteries — simply consider it a set of tremendous-sized (and tremendous highly effective) in-line controls. The parents at Apogee have a knack for constructing stellar audio gear, so we’re anxious to see how this gadget stacks up.