Meet Apogee Groove
Apogee Groove is the best portable USB DAC and headphone amp for listening to music on your Mac or PC. Groove takes the same high quality audio technology found in the world’s most prestigious recording studios and delivers it to your laptop. Connect Groove to your computer’s USB port and your headphones or powered speakers to Groove’s audio output. It’s that easy.
Groove’s output provides ample power at any impedance and Apogee’s Constant Current Drive technology makes your headphones sound their best. You’ll be amazed by the difference in sound quality - the precise stereo image, punchy bass and stunningly clear highs.
- USB 2.0 connection to Mac and PC with up to 24 bit / 192kHz audio
- Enhances your iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, Pandora or other music listening experiences
- Constant Current Drive provides smooth frequency response with any headphones
- Quad Sum DAC , 4 DACs per channel for highest dynamic range and lowest distortion
- Premium aluminum build quality, Built in the USA
Take the sound of the studio anywhere
Enhances your iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, Pandora or other music listening experiences. With professional headphones, a laptop and Groove, musicians and producers can mix or make music anywhere. Groove’s reference quality output insures you will hear every detail of your project as it would sound in the studio.
Constant Current Drive
Groove’s Constant Current Drive output stage dynamically compensates for the nonlinearities - electromechanical or acoustic - of any connected headphones, resulting in lower distortion and a more linear frequency response. Whether listening through earbuds or 'hi-fi' headphones, you’ll discover a new level of fidelity, clarity and detail.
Quad Sum DAC
Groove features a Quad Sum DAC design which employs four digital-to-analog converters per channel to achieve the highest dynamic range and lowest distortion (THD+N) of any device in its class.
ESS Sabre DAC technology
ESS Sabre Hyperstream DAC with Time Domain Jitter Eliminator offers unequaled dynamic range, ultra low distortion, and unmatched audio clarity free from input jitter.