You could use it for a desktop system, but if that's your only use case I'd suggest the Zen DAC. Essentially the same internals as the Hip-DAC but no battery. Also a more desk-friendly casing. V1 Zen DACs are pretty cheap, more so if you don't mind 2nd hand. (y)
Anybody can compare these with audioquest dragonfly? I assume in this price range it would be with black
If you are deaf or have a rubbish system. I guarantee you I could tell you with 100% accuracy which was which on my system. One is nice to listen to, the other makes my ears bleed.
Using a camera kit, iphone and ifi hip dac and a bose qc25. And also tried ona cheap aukey wifi earplug t31 recently...with a cheap 5.0 bluetooth transmitter. My old ears perked up. But, with MQA. Not so much hi res from apple however!
I’m new to the pro audio scene. From what I’ve looked up this is a sac just for headphones am I right? I’m looking for a fav for my home speaker system