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Not to be rude or anything but an E17... Really?
Time to up your game on the amp to match the gear, Cypher Labs, Centrance or even an ALO would be much more fitting. [/quote]
it was an entry level purchase. Not to expensive. Bought it used from a good guy here. But what I liked about it was the ability to bump the treble. I like a little bump in the treble. And it was enough output for the 880 250ohm. I'm definitely going to be looking into your suggestions though. I'm now hooked on this stuff.
Only other DAC I have bought before was the NuForce uDac-2 for my laptop.
What kind of improvements would I see going with a different amp?
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I have an E17.
It drives my DT880/600 Ohm cans.
It may not be the ultimate DAC/Amp, but for the money, no complaints!
I also have an iBasso D12 DAC/Amp.
I've never really used that amp to drive my DT880/600, but I have compared the two DACs.
The iBasso has less mud, less grit, less grain.
It just sounds more transparent than the E17 DAC.
The E17 DAC is almost unlistenable when I use my Stax SRS-2170 'phones.
The iBasso just sounds more like music via my SRS-2170.
Edited by Chris J - 11/19/13 at 9:15am