Pros: Has many forms of input; allows some control over gain, treble, bass, balance and volume; neutral sounding output; good price
Cons: Audio quality doesn't seem greatly improved (may be scratchiness of vinyl FLAC recordings interfering, or cheap headphones)
First review here, somewhat uneducated, so tell me how I go!
This is my first DAC (and headphone amp), and I feel that it was well worth buying. Although my cans probably are not at the level where I need a DAC (Ol' Faithful Sennheiser HD 205), there seems to be some boost in performance with the Fiio E17 'Alpen', although the placebo effect may be to blame.
I personally love how... (read more)