Sunday, March 23, 2014

Updated: Chromebook for Audiophiles: Acer C720 + FiiO Alpen E17 DAC + headphone amplifier

Update: Chromebook audio player plays flawless flac files now (if the CPU is not too busy).

When I ordered my FiiO E17 (ALPEN) USB DAC headphone amplifier I was not sure if it will ever run on the chromebook. Surprisingly it works as expected, just plug and play. No driver, nothing needed. Thanks to Google!
I did not mention it in my review, but the Acer C720 is not shooting HIFI sound out of the 3.5mm headphone jack. I was not expecting it though, but now with the Alpen E17 it sounds like a high end audio system for a very affordable price (if you own good  headphones) .

Saturday, March 22, 2014

My personal dream list of nice gadgets

Yamaha A-S2100 amplifier
Yamaha CD-S2100 CD player and DAC
Loudspeaker ???, please comment, what do you recommend?

Sennheiser HD800

BMC Granfondo 2 disc Ultegra not a dream anymore
Falk Pantera GPS Garmin Edge 1000 (read the review soon on this blog)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hurry up to get for 339 CHF (15% off) the Acer C720P with touch screen in Switzerland

I do not get any benefits from this offer (other than more potential readers of my blog).

Some statistics

As there are not many other news (beside Samsung Chromebook 2 announcement) since christmas, here some statistics from of the blog users.

It seems that many Windows user are reading my blog with the chrome browser (which is the first step towards a chromebook). The data was collected during the last 30 days.