Originally Posted by Shreds
Sounds like a good question to ask the seller.
Ha... ya, I'll email the non-English speaking eBay seller in China and ask if the amp is any good.
Thing is, I see stuff like FriscoDTM saying he has a few, so, of course, I think they can't be that bad else why own a few? I am also on the DIY Audio site asking about the same thing, and apparently a lot of people own them. Though not getting much in terms of reviews on them, just that lots of people have them.
I agree, eBay electronics from China are often more junk than good... but then again, buying from Canada/USA for stuff like this often isn't any better, because half the time they're selling the exact same item, just charging more.
But, sometimes... the stuff is pretty good.
If there is a better class D, 2.1 amp option under $25CAD I'll happily take a look at that instead... I'm not someone who deals with audio very much, or DIY stuff with amps/speakers... I just want to build an Arcade Cabinet with some audio that doesn't suck, but at the same time, doesn't cost more than the cabinet is worth. It's an Arcade Cabinet, not a HiFi... 80% of the games are 8-bit audio tracks.
Project after this though, I'll be looking for audiophile quality... looking to build a clock for my nightstand with a headphone jack (since it's where I listen to music most) with a high quality DAC/AMP attached to my RaspberryPi board, running probably RuneAudio. For that, no eBay China stuff at all, except maybe the LCD screen.