I meant "mini-dac" as in not a full dedicated DAC....
Well....I guess around a $300 budget...
But I just want something that would fit the HD650 decently and would not be disappointing.
It would be nice if someone could list different products in different price ranges.
It shouldn't be against the rules regardless of who designed it... its a headphone amp and probably some of the best bang for your buck, However if you want a good dac along with the amp the nfb12 is your best choice for a combo dac/amp
I usually shy away from dac/amp combos because the amp section rarely lives up to the quality of the dac section.
For example, the Benchmark DAC 1 dac/amp has an excellent dac coupled with a mediocre amp section that they used to sell as a separate for $150.
That's true in many cases, while others not so much. Take the Burson HA-160D for instance, an exceptional amp and DAC combo.
The Centrance DACmini DAC/AMP is not to shabby neither.