Tuesday, June 25th 2019

Sharkoon Gaming DAC Pro S: Captivating Sound with High-Resolution Audio

Sharkoon Technologies is an international supplier of PC components and peripherals, offering performance at a reasonable price. Sharkoon now presents the Gaming DAC Pro S. This is a digital-to-analog converter which transforms a normal headset into a high-performance sound system. To do this, the Gaming DAC Pro S is equipped with a sampling frequency which is certified for high-resolution and a signal-to-noise ratio of 100 decibels.

Captivating Sound with High-Resolution Audio
With the Gaming DAC Pro S, acoustic details can be experienced at their fullest. This is made possible thanks to the high-resolution sampling frequency of 96 kHz at 24 bits and a high output of 2 volts. In addition, the audio converter produces a listening experience for audiophiles through precisely directed ambient sounds. Thus, in gaming, an accurate determination of direction and distance is possible as well as a continually clear voice transmission.
No Software Needed - Just DAC and Play
For the best possible ease of use, no software is needed for the Gaming DAC Pro S. The digital-to-analog converter only has to be connected to a USB port and then a headset or loudspeaker - and for this, a gold-plated port for a TRRS/stereo plug is provided. Those who wish to use android devices are not left out as a separately available OTG adapter can also be used with the Gaming DAC Pro S.

High-Resolution and Certified Sound Quality
To ensure a high sampling frequency and a sound dynamic of studio quality, the Gaming DAC Pro S is certified to fulfil the requirements of the Japan Audio Society (JAS). On the basis of this, the converter ensures a modern and high-resolution audio quality.

Compact and Portable
With the size and format of a common USB flash drive, the Gaming DAC Pro S is easy to transport and always ready for use. On the computer, the digital-to-analog converter takes up no more room than the connection plug of a peripheral device, and yet it will add a significant enhancement to the sound.
Crystal Clear Sound without Interference
Thanks to the excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 100 decibels, the Gaming DAC Pro S can guarantee crystal clear sound. The device offers an alternative to built-in system sound cards and thus avoids background noise which, for example, can emanate from the power supply.

Price and Availability
The Gaming DAC Pro S is now available for the manufacturer's suggested retail price of 29.99 euros in Europe.

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10 Comments on Sharkoon Gaming DAC Pro S: Captivating Sound with High-Resolution Audio

#1
delshay
Another variant of the AudioQuest DragonFly.
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#2
Valantar
Interesting given the price. Also, TRRS jack? So this supports mic input? Or does it only use the fourth conductor for volume control etc.?
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#3
Ferrum Master
delshay, post: 4069730, member: 171810"
Another variant of the AudioQuest DragonFly.
MAX97220A is 8 years old differential headphone amp. Actually not that bad for the task, DIY community was fond of it, there are countless Chinese players with those.

There are better combo's tho... but the few beer price cost... well take it or leave it.
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#4
Dammeron
Considering how much integrated audio improved in both laptops and mobos, I'd call it a useless product.
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#5
dgianstefani
Dragonfly red much better, if you're looking for good quality audio why spend peanuts and get something equivalent of onboard sound?
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#6
Blueberries
Motherboard vendors: "We want $250-300 for this premium gaming motherboard!"

Also motherboard vendors: "...but the onboard sound will be trumped by a USB dongle."
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#7
bogami
on the amazon I saw Hi-Res DAC USB-C for phones 24bit192Kh at a price of 9 €. The price is too high for the offered. If I had a 32bit 384Kh it would be worth the purchase. 24bit 96Kh is Old for new . Hi Res is giving away ! to resolutions over 16bit 44.1Khz ,which is DC standerd .The commission has sold a sticker and loses all the power .
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#8
lexluthermiester
I like the fact that this has comparability with Android. This can be useful with AndroidX86.
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#9
holyprof
Useless product, unless onboard audio is damaged. Modern "gaming" motherboards use good enough sound solutions, except the output power stage which is, in most cases, low voltage and high-impedance.
If one is really into "high-resolution" audio and have the corresponding $100+ headphones, then a better USB audio with good microphone input will be preferrable. I have the ASUS Xonar U3 and can really "hear" the difference to onboard audio, in both playback and microphone recording using studio-grade condenser mic.
Still it's good to have a solution like this if that's what you're after.
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#10
Valantar
holyprof, post: 4069888, member: 176806"
Useless product, unless onboard audio is damaged. Modern "gaming" motherboards use good enough sound solutions, except the output power stage which is, in most cases, low voltage and high-impedance.
If one is really into "high-resolution" audio and have the corresponding $100+ headphones, then a better USB audio with good microphone input will be preferrable. I have the ASUS Xonar U3 and can really "hear" the difference to onboard audio, in both playback and microphone recording using studio-grade condenser mic.
Still it's good to have a solution like this if that's what you're after.
Up until it broke just a few days ago (loose USB connector, yay ... have to look into having it resoldered), I really loved my NuForce uDac3. Not the highest end external DAC by any means, but a very handy form factor, and I can hear the difference in audio quality clearly even on my relatively cheap HyperX gaming headphones. Switching back to the bass-heavy and muddy internal audio? Meh. I can tolerate it just fine, but it's clearly worse. Then again, my board doesn't have the 1220 codec that most high-end boards have.
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