Currently using my ipod/iphone/iPad--> Schiit vali --> hifiman he400. Would a x3--> vali--> he400 give me a noticeable increase in SQ?
Basically is the dac in the x3 much better than the dac in these apple products? Or am I better off getting an I device compatable dac?
Can't say for the 990, but just got mine to pair with the HE 400 and it sounds great.
As for as microphonics, maybe I got lucky or they have fixed it, but I basically have none, even when tapping the Vali.
Here's my situation. I just got the hifiman HE 400 and Vali and want to add a dac. Was going to to get Modi but the problem is that I never listen to music through a computer or laptop. I only listen with my ipod/iphone/iPad.
I want to further increase my sound quality if possible by adding a dac. Do you think I would get a better sound by buying a cheap Sansa clip and adding a dac to that? The dacs that work with ipod/ipone etc are kind of expensive from what I've...
Possibly a dumb question, but if your are using a DAP, amp and DAC would the quality of the DAP make any difference! I would think that it wouldn't since you are bypassing the DAPs internal amo and DAC. Am I missing something or would a simple San Disk sound pretty much the same as a high end DAP if the amp and dac are the same?