I am probably going to be getting the SA6 for my Zen Vision M. I was initially under the impression that a usb Amp/DAC could bypass the internal DAC of the Zen but apparently everyone just uses the amp on their portable Amp/DAC. This raises the question for me that do you really need an amp for your portable rig using IEM's? You would still be using the crappy internal DAC of the Zen. I currently have Bose IE and I run the volume at maybe half its possible output, with the isolation of the SA6 I should be using even less volume. I know amps aren't just for pure volume increase but how much better sound do you really get on IEM's with an amp?
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9/9/08 at 3:53am