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To put this in perspective, typical smartphone audio dongle outputs 1 Apogee Groove 10 miliwatts of power. So this is quite an important jump as it relates to high impedance headphones such as the popular Sennheiser HD and its clones.


Same measurements with 33 ohm though, generated odd results: At Apogee Groove 1. This produced total power of 78 milliwatts which is way short of specified milliwatts.

I even tested one channel with the same Apogee Groove. Unfortunately we have some bad news when it comes to output impedance: Oh, no. Why did you do this to us Apogee?

Apogee Groove review

You were doing so well. This means that you should not use low impedance headphones that have variable impedances themselves or else, their frequency response will be modified. This Apogee Groove be a good Apogee Groove or bad depending on what is exaggerated and your preference for such. Here, output was clean up to max volume as measurements show.


Alas, while comfortable, the bass was not as impactful as I am used with desktop products. Depending on your preference here for volume I like it loudyou may or may not be satisfied. Things improved a lot with the Hifiman HEi. There was plenty of volume and a very enjoyable time was had listening to a Apogee Groove of music.

Listen to your music with recording studio quality

So maybe with a realistic load and music instead of tones, the Grove is able to produce much more power at lower Apogee Groove without shutting down. Conclusions The Apogee has the highest quality feel and Apogee Groove of any portable, thumb drive sized, DAC and amplifier I have reviewed. It just feels great in hand and looks good on the table too. As a DAC, its performance is quite good, nearly a number of desktop products.

Objectively there is something wrong with low load impedances causing it to shut down. But subjectively, it sounded great there.

Apogee Groove (New) - Apogee Electronics

It doesn't have a ton of power for ohm loads but then again, what it has is much, much more than stock headphone amp in Apogee Groove phone. And when I say small, I mean it. A rubber pad on the bottom stops it slipping about and it fits easily into a bag or pocket when not in use. There are just two ports — 3. The former connects to your headphones, while the latter links to your PC using the supplied cable; it also powers the device. A column of three LEDs on the front lights up green to indicate the playback level of the incoming signal, but switches to blue when adjusting the volume.


Groove also uses a Constant Current Drive output stage that dynamically compensates for the non-linearities of any connected headphones — be they acoustic, mechanical or electrical. The result Apogee Groove lower distortion and a more linear frequency response. Apogee Groove Groove — Performance With the Groove connected to a Samsung laptop at one end and Audio Technica cans at the other, I raided the music library and ended up getting my gob well and truly smacked.

What struck me straight away was the sheer transparency of Apogee Groove sound. Subtle licks Apogee Groove sibilance on vocals, the feathery top edge of a snare drum, the metallic pang of a cymbal — Groove lets it all through.

The Constant Current tech provides enough punch and attack to keep you engaged, coupled with a convincing sense of scale when the music demands it. Kick drums Apogee Groove remarkably beefy but not too full-on.

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The result is a tight, well-balanced sound with plenty of breathing space. Its combination of balance, transparency and detail is crucial criteria for getting the mix just Apogee Groove.

Apogee Groove is the best portable USB DAC and headphone amp for listening to music on your Mac or PC. Groove takes the same high quality audio technology found in the world's most prestigious recording studios Apogee Groove delivers it to your laptop.‎Buy · ‎Groove Specifications · ‎Groove Product Tour - Apogee. Apogee Groove is the best portable USB DAC and headphone amp for listening to music on your Mac or PC. Groove takes the same high Apogee Groove audio technology found in the world's most prestigious recording studios and delivers it to your laptop.

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