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Quality


The sound quality is fantastic and because it is class compliant it interfaces perfectly with my macbook air and imac.

Positive Review

Its sleek and the build quality is top notch.

Positive Review

That said, you'll get the best out of it with studio monitor quality headphones, but it even makes ear buds sound better.

Negative Review

Sound quality is, as you would expect, outstanding.

Neutral Review

When comparing between the headphones and my portable in-ears, i was shocked at the quality in both.

Neutral Review

Price


Notes:- the price is higher than other usb dacs, but it is worth it.

Positive Review

The apogee is worth every penny of its retail price.

Neutral Review

Packaging/appearance


It does everything you'd think, and more, and it arrives in apple design packaging, with a nice little carry bag and the cord.

Positive Review

Initial thoughts: i found the groove to have rather sparse packaging.

Neutral Review

I was pleasantly surprised to notice that the c5-s2s, which sound great for listening to music but have a profile not suitable ...  Read More

Neutral Review

Competitiveness


Whether a quiet classical piece or boomy edm remix, these adapt very well on their own.

Positive Review

This is my first purchase of a portable dac and amp to drive my beyerdynamic dt 1350.

Positive Review

Sounds great through both of my headphones as well, a 10-year old set of akg k240s and beyerdynamic dt 880 pros.

Neutral Review

2), nuforce udac 2 and 3, audioengine d3, and meridian explorer.

Neutral Review
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  • This product had a total of 122 reviews as of our last analysis date on Apr 22 2021.
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Very practical and great sound from this portable DAC.It feeds my Senheiser 650HD too a great full sound with crisp quality. To...  Read More

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I think Apogee really got the price/performance right. If you care about sound, but aren't a crazy person about it, your will...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Get the groove and hear what you’ve been missing.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It turned out that dacmagic power was simply not enough to uncover my headphone's potential.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    All these cons are insignificant when you consider the audio quality.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I have owned the audioquest dragonfly (v1.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The groove is practically equal to 2 outs on the symphony.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    My needs were for a portable dac that could be used both at work and for on-the-road, where i often have to edit podcasts without a chance to get back to my main setup.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The good:- apogee is known for their quality and this will further their reputation- installation on mac os was instant- compared to the noisy output on my macbook, this thing is dead silent.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I was pleasantly surprised to notice that the c5-s2s, which sound great for listening to music but have a profile not suitable for editing well on the go, had a response not far from the sony's when connected to the groove.

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