Originally Posted by peck1234
About 2 days in with the HRT Music Streamer.
DAC is once again bright compared to my cd player/Onboard Realtek ALC888.
Vocals and Cymbals seem very slightly elevated. Clarity is all there, but the soundstage is non-existant. All my lossless music sounds very narrow and compressed and gives off a little echoei vibe.
I've A/Bed Midnight City
about 10 times and when the sax solo comes in on the HRT it kinda gets lost with the mix, as with the ALC888 and CD player it just sounds right and dynamic.
Going with yet another return. I am done with DACS.
I recommend spending some additional time with the DAC in order to get used to it. Many people, including myself, think it sound worse when a component sounds different, even if it sounds better, which is, what I think you are dealing with. Try to listen to as many different songs as you can, as there are a ton of songs out there that were recorded with lesser quality SQ. Also, what speakers are you using?