A New Star in the Audio Sky: SnowyNight Portable DAC/Headphone Amp

Sound enthusiasts have a new reason to get excited, as Sound Earth debuts its latest innovation from the AFUL collection, the portable DAC/headphone amplifier dubbed SnowyNight, scheduled for release on March 18. With a price tag of 18,200 yen including tax, this nuanced piece of audio equipment is not just another addition to the crowded market of digital-to-analog converters.

SnowyNight comes fully equipped with a pair of CS43198 DAC chips, facilitating an exquisite auditory experience by supporting up to 768kHz/32bit PCM, DSD256, and DoP256 formats. Crafted with a fusion of proprietary expertise and precision engineering, it promises an impressive signal-to-noise ratio, expansive dynamic range, and a minimal distortion quotient.

In its design, the company has included a USB Type-C input, paired with an accompanying 6N single crystal copper USB Type-C connector cable. This addition is not just for show; it actively combats electromagnetic interference, ensuing a lossless sound experience that audiophiles pine for.

Accommodating a wide range of earphones with up to 300mW of power, SnowyNight features dual output terminals (3.5mm and 4.4mm) along with adjustable high and low gain settings to cater to different listening preferences. Additionally, built-in controls allow for easy on-the-fly adjustments, with a unique filter altering feature to tweak audio properties to taste, and a seamless switch to UAC1.0 mode for broader device compatibility, like gaming consoles.

Promising a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz and signal-to-noise ratios that climb up to 130dB, SnowyNight stands as a beacon of sound purity with a total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N) figure of ≤0.00037%. The stage is set for a harmonious alliance of technology and audio fidelity, making SnowyNight the latest must-have for audiophiles on the move.

FAQ Section:

What is the new product introduced by Sound Earth in the AFUL collection?
Sound Earth has introduced the SnowyNight, a portable DAC/headphone amplifier from their AFUL collection.

When is the SnowyNight scheduled for release, and what is its price?
The SnowyNight is scheduled to be released on March 18, and it will be priced at 18,200 yen including tax.

What audio formats does the SnowyNight support?
The SnowyNight supports up to 768kHz/32bit PCM, DSD256, and DoP256 audio formats.

How many DAC chips does the SnowyNight feature, and what type are they?
The SnowyNight features a pair of CS43198 DAC chips.

What are the key promises of the SnowyNight in terms of audio quality?
SnowyNight promises an impressive signal-to-noise ratio, expansive dynamic range, minimal distortion, and a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz.

What physical connectivity options does the SnowyNight have?
It includes a USB Type-C input and comes with a 6N single crystal copper USB Type-C connector cable.

What is the power output capacity of the SnowyNight?
The SnowyNight can provide up to 300mW of power to earphones.

How many output terminals does the SnowyNight have, and what sizes are they?
The SnowyNight has two output terminals, one 3.5mm and one 4.4mm.

Does the SnowyNight offer any customizable audio settings?
Yes, it features adjustable high and low gain settings, a unique filter altering feature, and a seamless switch to UAC1.0 mode for compatibility with more devices.

What kind of devices is the SnowyNight compatible with?
Besides being suitable for a variety of earphones, the UAC1.0 mode ensures compatibility with broader devices, including gaming consoles.


DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter): A device that converts digital audio signals into analog signals so that they can be played through headphones or speakers.
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation): A method used to digitally represent analog signals.
DSD (Direct Stream Digital): A format used for storing high-resolution audio signals.
DoP (DSD over PCM): A method to send DSD audio through PCM frames.
THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise): A measure of the distortion and noise introduced by an audio device.
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): A measure that compares the level of the desired signal to the level of background noise.
UAC1.0 (USB Audio Class 1.0): A standard for USB devices to interchange digital audio data with a PC or other USB audio devices.

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