1. ahmed jehanzeb's Avatar
    Just got my G7 today and first thing I wanted to test was the quad dac.

    I used my AKG 55 ohm headphones and turned the dac on.

    Sound was more spatial with better channel seperation but not *substantially* better than my old windows lumia 640!

    If I turn the hifi dac off on the G7, the Lumia sounds better.

    I am wondering if there is some sort of break-in period for the DAC to kick into hifi nirvana mode ?

    My Audioquest dragonfly black did require break in as well so just curious if the same is true from other users with the G7.
    09-25-2018 03:35 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    No, the DAC is hardware - hardware doesn't "adapt" with use. (Hardware that appears to has software running in it - DACs don't.) The G7 may change with use. I haven't heard of "adaptive sound", but who knows what they added under the hood without telling us?

    Have you tried an equalizer?
    09-25-2018 05:28 PM
  3. ahmed jehanzeb's Avatar
    Thanks! Have not tried the EQ presets yet as I want to keep it neutral but eventually, I might try it if the sound does not improve.

    Either that or my ears will adjust to the new G7 DAC sound signature

    The DAC does sound good when connected via 3.5mm headphone jack to a Passive pre-amp [Schitt] that is in turn connected to powered Paradigm Active20 monitors.
    09-25-2018 08:47 PM

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