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New option for real quality audio

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https://www.moon-audio.com/matrix-audio-element-h.html
Get rid of onboard low-quality audio chip noise it creates. Better than USB sound card with a type A connection from Creative Labs like Sound Blaster Live Omni or similar, this could be used with a Sound Blaster X7. This requires no Kexts, should be natively recognized by Mac OS or Linux based OS, according to specs. Requires a PCIE slot. PCI-E x1 Gen2 port. This is not a sound card. Probably will not do much for MP3 audio files, more for CD's that are copied or played directly.
Matrix Audio Element H USB 3.0 Interface
 
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https://www.moon-audio.com/matrix-audio-element-h.html
Get rid of onboard low-quality audio chip noise it creates. Better than USB sound card with a type A connection from Creative Labs like Sound Blaster Live Omni or similar, this could be used with a Sound Blaster X7. This requires no Kexts, should be natively recognized by Mac OS or Linux based OS, according to specs. Requires a PCIE slot. PCI-E x1 Gen2 port. This is not a sound card. Probably will not do much for MP3 audio files, more for CD's that are copied or played directly.
Matrix Audio Element H USB 3.0 Interface
I hate to be a skeptic, but this product sounds pretty expensive and doesn't seem to do very much.
Ok, it looks like a quality product and sounds good but...

Most external DACS with a USB receiver get bursts of data over the USB interface, have a data buffer
in the USB receiver, and re-clock the data at a different rate into the DAC. They usually have their
own clock reference at the receiver, and don't derive the DAC clock from the USB clock. While it seems
like it could be a good thing to have low noise power, I don't see having a precise USB transmitter clock
as providing that much benefit. Am I missing something here?

$279 for a simple USB 3.0 interface seems like a lot. Can you hear a big difference?
 
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I hate to be a skeptic, but this product sounds pretty expensive and doesn't seem to do very much.
Ok, it looks like a quality product and sounds good but...

Most external DACS with a USB receiver get bursts of data over the USB interface, have a data buffer
in the USB receiver, and re-clock the data at a different rate into the DAC. They usually have their
own clock reference at the receiver and don't derive the DAC clock from the USB clock. While it seems
like it could be a good thing to have low noise power, I don't see having a precise USB transmitter clock
as providing that much benefit. Am I missing something here?

$279 for a simple USB 3.0 interface seems like a lot. Can you hear a big difference?
Read the independent reviews, feedback, and videos, and then see if you still feel it is worthless. The power supply in most computers is not an efficient entity, in not producing noise, in a high-end audiophile system. I cannot give you a review as I do not own one, at this time. It is good to be skeptical. In the audiophile-level of componentry, $279.00 is chump change for a quality interconnect or power cable, which we both know makes very little or no difference.
 
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