Comparisons

Product comparison

What is it? What does it do? Type of DAC Input Output Headphone amp Device output
iStreamer High-Resolution external sound card for iDevices (iPad, iPhone, iPod). Includes a PS/charger suitable for local AC voltage, all necessary cables (RCA, sync & power). RCA analog audio outputs Performs very high-quality Digital to Analog Conversion of digital music files from compatible iDevices. For use in personal entertainment systems in home or office; powered with a wall-wart PS from a standard AC outlet USB host mode, supports up to 16 bit/48 kHz content via an all digital interface USB A connector RCA No 2.25 Volt via RCA connectors
iStreamer-12V High-Resolution external sound card for iDevices (iPad, iPhone, iPod) Includes a 12V-to-5V DC PS/charger, all necessary cables (RCA, sync & power) RCA analog audio outputs Performs high quality Digital to Analog Conversion of digital audio content from compatible iDevices. For use in personal entertainment systems in vehicles or boats; powered with supplied 12VDC-to-5VDC PS USB host mode, supports up to 16 bit/48 kHz content via an all digital interface USB A connector RCA No 2.25 Volt via RCA connectors
LineStreamer + Ultra High-Resolution USB bus-powered & connected Analog-to-Digital converter/external sound card with RCA analog inputs and input overload indicators Allows any line level analog signal to be converted to digital so it can be recorded to a computerís (PC, Mac or Linux) hard drive USB device mode, supports up to 24bit/96kHz conversion & recording using Audio Class 1.0 native drivers via an asynchronous data transfer protocol interface RCA USB B connector No N/A
microStreamer High Resolution USB bus-powered & connected external sound card w/ a digitally controlled analog attenuator for its high performance headphone amplifier, combined with a fixed-level line output section; both outputs use female stereo 1/8" sockets (includes .5 meter USB cable) Performs external high quality Digital to Analog Conversion (DAC) of audio content from computers (PC, MAC or Linux), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and other USB hosts allowing for connections to both headphones and an audio system USB device mode, supports up to 24 bit/96 kHz content using Audio Class 1.0 native drivers via an asynchronous data transfer protocol interface USB mini B connector 2 stereo 1/8" sockets Yes 2.25 V (line), 1.4V (headphone) w/output impedance of 50 Ohm (line), 0.5 Ohm (headphone), w/up to 130 mW (headphone)
Music Streamer HD Ultra High Resolution bus powered & connected external sound card with balanced (full-sixed) XLR outputs and RCA outputs. Performs external very-high quality Digital to Analog Conversion (DAC) of audio content from computers (PC, MAC or Linux), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and other USB hosts allowing for connection to an audio system USB device mode, supports up to 24 bit/96 kHz content using Audio Class 1.0 native drivers or up to 24 bit/192 kHz using Audio Class 2.0 drivers via an asynchronous data transfer protocol interface. Linux and Mac computers that use Snow Leopard OS or above support either Audio Class 1.0 or 2.0, Windows-based computers are limited to Class 1.0 (Windows Audio Class 2.0 solution in development) USB B connector XLR and RCA No 4.5 Volt balanced signal via XLR connectors, 2.25V output via RCA connectors
Music Streamer II+ Ultra High-Resolution bus powered & connected external sound card w/RCA analog output Performs external high quality Digital to Analog Conversion (DAC) of audio content from computers (PC, MAC or Linux), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and other USB hosts allowing for connection to an audio system USB device mode, supports up to 24 bit/96 kHz content using Audio Class 1.0 native drivers via an asynchronous data transfer protocol interface USB B connector RCA No 2.25 Volt via RCA connectors

Usage comparison

Computer iDevice Headphone Samsung Galaxy S II & III phones HDMI Device Home use Pro use Auto/boat USB powered
HeadStreamer Mobile
iStreamer
iStreamer 12V
LineStreamer +
Music Streamer II
Music Streamer II+
Music Streamer HD
microStreamer

What is it?

High-Resolution external sound card for iDevices (iPad, iPhone, iPod). Includes a PS/charger suitable for local AC voltage, all necessary cables (RCA, sync & power). RCA analog audio outputs

What does it do?

Performs very high-quality Digital to Analog Conversion of digital music files from compatible iDevices. For use in personal entertainment systems in home or office; powered with a wall-wart PS from a standard AC outlet

Type of DAC (digital-to-analog converter):

USB host mode, supports up to 16 bit/48 kHz content via an all digital interface

Input:

USB A connector

Output:

RCA

Headphone amp:

No

Device output:

2.25 Volt via RCA connectors

What is it?

High-Resolution external sound card for iDevices (iPad, iPhone, iPod) Includes a 12V-to-5V DC PS/charger, all necessary cables (RCA, sync & power) RCA analog audio outputs

What does it do?

Performs high quality Digital to Analog Conversion of digital audio content from compatible iDevices. For use in personal entertainment systems in vehicles or boats; powered with supplied 12VDC-to-5VDC PS

Type of DAC (digital-to-analog converter):

USB host mode, supports up to 16 bit/48 kHz content via an all digital interface

Input:

USB A connector

Output:

RCA

Headphone amp:

No

Device output:

2.25 Volt via RCA connectors

What is it?

Ultra High-Resolution USB bus-powered & connected Analog-to-Digital converter/external sound card with RCA analog inputs and input overload indicators

What does it do?

Allows any line level analog signal to be converted to digital so it can be recorded to a computerís (PC, Mac or Linux) hard drive

Type of DAC (digital-to-analog converter):

USB device mode, supports up to 24bit/96kHz conversion & recording using Audio Class 1.0 native drivers via an asynchronous data transfer protocol interface

Input:

RCA

Output:

USB B connector

Headphone amp:

No

Device output:

N/A

What is it?

High Resolution USB bus-powered & connected external sound card w/ a digitally controlled analog attenuator for its high performance headphone amplifier, combined with a fixed-level line output section; both outputs use female stereo 1/8" sockets (includes .5 meter USB cable)

What does it do?

Performs external high quality Digital to Analog Conversion (DAC) of audio content from computers (PC, MAC or Linux), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and other USB hosts allowing for connections to both headphones and an audio system

Type of DAC (digital-to-analog converter):

USB device mode, supports up to 24 bit/96 kHz content using Audio Class 1.0 native drivers via an asynchronous data transfer protocol interface

Input:

USB mini B connector

Output:

2 stereo 1/8" sockets

Headphone amp:

Yes

Device output:

2.25 V (line), 1.4V (headphone) w/output impedance of 50 Ohm (line), 0.5 Ohm (headphone), w/up to 130 mW (headphone)

What is it?

Ultra High Resolution bus powered & connected external sound card with balanced (full-sixed) XLR outputs and RCA outputs.

What does it do?

Performs external very-high quality Digital to Analog Conversion (DAC) of audio content from computers (PC, MAC or Linux), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and other USB hosts allowing for connection to an audio system

Type of DAC (digital-to-analog converter):

USB device mode, supports up to 24 bit/96 kHz content using Audio Class 1.0 native drivers or up to 24 bit/192 kHz using Audio Class 2.0 drivers via an asynchronous data transfer protocol interface. Linux and Mac computers that use Snow Leopard OS or above support either Audio Class 1.0 or 2.0, Windows-based computers are limited to Class 1.0 (Windows Audio Class 2.0 solution in development)

Input:

USB B connector

Output:

XLR and RCA

Headphone amp:

No

Device output:

4.5 Volt balanced signal via XLR connectors, 2.25V output via RCA connectors

What is it?

Ultra High-Resolution bus powered & connected external sound card w/RCA analog output

What does it do?

Performs external high quality Digital to Analog Conversion (DAC) of audio content from computers (PC, MAC or Linux), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and other USB hosts allowing for connection to an audio system

Type of DAC (digital-to-analog converter):

USB device mode, supports up to 24 bit/96 kHz content using Audio Class 1.0 native drivers via an asynchronous data transfer protocol interface

Input:

USB B connector

Output:

RCA

Headphone amp:

No

Device output:

2.25 Volt via RCA connectors