"It turns a computer into a top notch hi-fi source!"
The Bitzie USB DAC is all about the music and just how good it makes digital audio sound.
"I wasn’t so much listening as fully immersed. There’s a great sense of space and depth and it’s difficult to turn the thing off and go to bed. The Bitzie is bags of fun, but watch for bags under the eyes." [Lauri Cular]
That just about sums up what everybody finds with the Bitzie USB DAC.
It's also about user friendliness - it's simply plug and play! It's not plug and pray - no frustrating downloads or worry that it's not going to work. The Bitzie is instantly recognised by the vast majority of operating systems on connection, and with the addition of a free software player that you can obtain online (such as Foobar 2000 for Windows), you will be "up and running" in minutes, not hours, days or never.
The Bitzie USB DAC isn't just a USB DAC, it's also a "sound card" great for those who have a S/PDIF only DAC, but who also want to play their music from USB. It has both coax and optical outputs. Remember, software music players will play all your music files no matter what the sampling frequency or number of bits are - therefore you can hear them all with the Bitzie!
WARNING: This product gets its power down the USB cable. It must not be powered from any external power supply, even if the vendor is using our company name to (wrongly) suggest our approval. Doing so infringes warranty and can cause irreparable damage to your Bitzie. British made USB DAC quality Hand soldered surface mount Quality conventional components picked for their sonic abilities
Hot News! — Works With Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Jellybean! Plug & play compatible with Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android Jellybean. Over 7 hours continuous playing time! From Samsung Galaxy S3 fully charged battery - not a USB hub.
It's A USB Headphone Amp Connects to a USB socket on your PC, MAC, NetBook, Laptop, Galaxy S3, iPad 2, iPad 3 etc Palm sized, it's possibly the best sounding USB headphone amp you'll ever hear!
Bitzie USB DAC Features USB DAC for Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Jellybean... 7.5hrs continuous playing! USB DAC for NetBook USB DAC for PC Plug & Play - including Windows 8! USB DAC for MAC USB DAC for Linux No searching for driver downloads USB headphone amp USB to line output USB to S/PDIF... Coaxial - transformer isolation Optical too! USB Preamp Line output drives active speakers, integrated amp, preamp or separate headphone amp. Sound quality and sound staging is as good as it can get! USB External Soundcard Use it to add USB to your existing DAC. Transformer isolated coaxial S/PDIF and "Toslink" optical S/PDIF outputs Just Add Foobar2000 (or a MAC equivalent) Play all your MP3s, FLACs, WAVs etc into the Bitzie USB DAC using the free download Foobar2000 Windows music player.
The Bitzie is recognised as soon as you connect it. Your media/music player (e.g. Foobar2000) will show it as a USB Audio CODEC in your output dialog box — just click on that and all your files will play! The "Windows 8 Test" The review magazines are promoting future proofing by telling you that you need a 96kHz, 192kHz or even 384kHz sampling rate USB DAC. Does your music really need anything better than 44.1 or 48kHz? Are you really a dedicated follower of fashion? If you are then go with what they say. But if you're not and you treasure your existing music, or perhaps your favourite artists are beyond the grave and won't be releasing any more records, then what use is that kind of future proofing to you? However, there is one thing to worry about when choosing your USB DAC and that's future support for operating systems. How many USB DAC's cease to work when upgrading to Windows 8? Just where are those promised downloads? One thing we do know is that computer operating systems are changing all the time - nobody knows what's coming next. We didn't know anything about Windows 8 when we set out to develop the Bitzie USB DAC - it hadn't been released. But by developing it around a known quality Burr Brown CODEC which doesn't rely on impossible to find driver downloads, the Bitzie USB DAC takes to Windows 8 like a duck to water. This should tell you something about the Bitzie USB DAC, as well as us. We don't sell you dreams because dreams evaporate the moment you wake up - or the moment you buy a new computer.