Luxury & Precision W2 Portable USB DAC/AMP Headphone AMP
This is by far the best usb dongle DAC/AMP I ever used. The build quality is great. It has balanced output with lot of functionalities as well. Earlier I used the Dragonfly Cobalt and in terms of sound quality there is no comparison,W2 is way better than the Dragonfly Cobalt with many more functionalities and a better build quality.
There is one problem about firmware update right now it cannot be done without a windows system which is little inconvenient, I also noticed the WHQL driver for W2 caused windows 10 system hang twice and had to hard reboot, but the driver is not required for windows 10 machine and it can be configured directly from windows control panel where W2 is recognized as usb sound output device. I use MacBook pro and in mac no driver required at all. The usb dongle and usb c cable comes out of the box is little flimsy and caused frequent disconnection when using with a mac. I purchased the ddHiFi TC05 TypeC to TypeC Data Cable and some usb to usb c dongle from Amazon, after that never faced a single disconnection . I'm also using DDHIFI MFI06 LIGHTNING TO TYPE-C DATA CABLE to connect with iPhone. With iPhone 11 and 12 there is problem if the volume goes beyond 70 which is a limitation with iOS not the W2, it never caused me any issue as it is impossible to go to that volume level with the balanced output and high gain settings. The details are discussed in a head-fi post by Andrew.
These minor inconveniences can be forgiven simply because of the outstanding sound quality along even if we ignore the other features. I'm using W2 to mainly drive my Sony ier-z1r which needs good amp power to shine unlike other iems and so far W2 is doing a great job.
Initially I planned to buy the Looto Paw S1, thanks to Andrew for suggesting this.
This is my first purchase from MusicTeck. Andrew is really great and communicated every time when needed. I'll definitely purchase more from Music Teck in future.
Its amazing. Sort of hard to believe the sound quality you achieve with this dongle.
It has a bit better than mid-tier dap in that department priced more than this item, especially when running iems and some headphones.
A bit expensive but I think its really worth the purchase.
This little thing is powerful. Sound is like your inside the concert hall. Smooth mids, airy highs and and tight bass. Its really amazing!
Luxury Precision W2 Portable USB DAC/AMP Headphone AMP
Quite shocking what this little thing can do to transform my 64 Audio u12t.
It immediately came to life. Bass was tight,mid clean and revealing and high well extended. Soundstage and imaging is acceptable.Mind you I’m stating the point without the firmware updates. My friendly advice is go for it and will never disappoint. Trust Me .