Whether you're into MP3s, Internet radio, online streaming services, or even high-res music files, here's a fantastic way to improve the sound quality coming from your computer. Just plug Cambridge Audio's DacMagic XS digital-to-analog converter into an open USB port on your PC or Mac®, then connect it to your headphones, powered speakers, or home audio system. This tiny, pocket-sized DAC bypasses the sound card inside your computer, and magically transforms those cold hard zeroes and ones into warm, organic sound. You'll instantly hear your music with greater detail and clarity, plus a real sense of scale and presence.
There's technical wizardry on the inside
The DacMagic XS comes packed with high-tech engineering designed to extract better sound from your digital music sources. Its audiophile-grade ESS Sabre™ DAC provides superb resolution that really brings out the best in your tunes, for a truly engaging listening experience. This DAC also reduces "jitter" — timing errors in the digital data stream that can make your music sound harsh and edgy — by using its own separate, or "asynchronous," clock to precisely control the timing of the data rate from your computer. You'll hear a stunning improvement in low-level ambience, along with a wider, deeper soundstage.
Explore high-resolution audio
Along with all the sonic benefits the DacMagic XS provides for your compressed and CD-quality music files, it also has another trick up its sleeve — it decodes high-resolution data streams with up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution, so you can enjoy better-than-CD audio quality (Free USB driver download required for Windows® PCs.). If you download high-res music files from HDtracks and other audiophile sources, this DAC will ensure that you hear them in all their glory.