"Mytek Liberty DAC II’s build quality and design reflect a dedication to producing a reliable and functional audio component. Its robust construction, including the toroidal transformer and buffer capacitors, ensures longevity and stable performance. The design, with its elegant simplicity and unique touches, contributes to the device’s overall appeal and usability, making it a standout choice for those seeking both aesthetics and functionality in their audio equipment."
"(...) my expectations were that it should not only better my original Brooklyn, but should compete with any DAC equal to or double in price. I assumed it would provide a clearer, more open and honest portrayal of the incoming data stream than any DAC I have recently reviewed, and I was not disappointed. Despite its unassuming appearance, relative affordability and pleasantly diminutive size, the Liberty DAC II brings the listener closer to an artist’s intent than any converter I’ve heard at anywhere near its price."
"With the Mytek Liberty DAC II, the studio and digital specialist offers a DAC that should master PCM/MQA/DSD USB2 to perfection. With 1,500 euros, the DAC headphone preamplifier is the cheapest offer in the ambitious Mytek program. And he is small, quite portable, but only equipped with the essentials in order to be able to fulfill the tasks assigned to him in the best possible way. "
"Mit dem Mytek Liberty DAC II bietet der Studio- und Digitalspezialist einen DAC an, der PCM/MQA/DSD USB2 in Perfektion beherrschen soll. Mit 1.500 Euro ist der DAC-Kopfhörer-Vorverstärker das günstigste Angebot im ambitionierten Mytek-Programm. Und er ist klein, durchaus portabel, aber nur mit dem Nötigsten ausgestattet, um die ihm zugetragenen Aufgaben bestmöglich erfüllen zu können."
"Liberty 2 is among the best sounding DACs you’ll hear REGARDLESS of price. Please don’t hold it against Liberty 2 that it isn’t expensive. It ticks all the boxes above. I want Liberty 2 to make my Bluesound Node even more resolving than with its own built in DAC. "
"Mytek’s studio origins shine through in all their products; they exude a confident understanding of digital encoding, reference-grade playback purity, and studio-grade reliability. It’s a significant factor why their DACs and Amps are so highly esteemed. These products are perfection, unerringly reliable in Roon, and built to sustain years of heavy use – and, they make the same equipment used to create timeless music available to music lovers. "
"I was expecting the Liberty II to be a Liberty 1 done better. Just as the Brooklyn was against the original Liberty. The same sonic signature, just operating on a higher plane. It is. What I wasn’t prepared for was just how much better the Liberty II is than its predecessor. And that’s with the SBooster power supply in play."
"(...) I think I have a fairly good grip on the historic Mytek sound. And the Liberty certainly fits in that family, offering a very clean, precise, and well-nuanced sound that doesn’t leave one wanting in terms of apparent resolution. What I found to be pleasantly surprising in the Liberty’s sonic arsenal was a lovely hint of plumpness, with tone colors and textures feeling very nicely fleshed out, adding up to a very engaging way with any music you send through it."
"I already liked the Liberty DAC very much. This compact, stylish and quite versatile device may not have had the most saturated sound, but thanks to its high resolution it compensated with a great harmonic structure. DAC II is better, simply put. It performs best with high resolution files and shines with MQA files."
"Już Liberty DAC bardzo mi się podobał. To zwarte, stylowe, całkiem wszechstronne urządzenie nie miało może najbardziej nasyconego dźwięku, jednak dzięki wysokiej rozdzielczości kompensowało to świetną budową harmonicznych. DAC II jest lepszy, po prostu. Najlepiej zachowuje się z plikami wysokiej rozdzielczości, a błyszczy z plikami MQA."
"TheMytek Liberty THX AAA Amplifier is a spec-rich all-analog amplifier, showing off THX's Achromatic Audio Amplifier - their highest performance circuit. It's an impressive design that allows the listener maximum power while minimizing the amount of noise and distortion. Compared to the competition, usually these two things go hand in hand (power and noise), but Mytek's implementation shows off just how effective the 888 circuit is. It's able to deliver sufficient power to almost any headphone, and it makes for a great recommendation for those wanting plenty of power and clean and reliable sound for their hi-fi system."
"This is not one of those hi-fi sources to snuggle up to, in front of an open fire and a bottle of Port. I'd liken it more to a strong lager with a twist of line - its crisp, dry, refreshing sort of listen with lots of things to tingle the taste buds."
"Initial impressions using headphones!. The Mytek is very good imo. Slight tonal differences between the two. It doesn't fall flat trying to run HD600 headphones. Right there is a probably the most important thing I can say about it!"
"Liberty DAC using USB 2 in WASAPI push mode. Comparing directly with the Basx A-100 and DC-1 RCA out combo with HD600 headphones run via BNC. A-100 has jumpers engaged bypassing the resistors to allow direct drive mode."