Originally Posted by Packgrog
Anyone know how the D12 measures up against some dedicated units, such as the Yulong D100 or the Matrix Mini-i?
I'm still using my old iBasso D1 (with TopKit from HiFlight, which provides marvelous sound), which needs to be serviced (the battery won't charge), but I can't bear the thought of having to wait several weeks to get it back after shipping it back to China, and I don't know whether it would be a better investment to get the D12 or a reasonably priced desktop DAC/amp in the meantime. I use them with the Denon AH-D2000. Thoughts?
I think you should be OK, D12 is rated at 110 milliWatts at 32 ohms.
The AH-D2000 is a 25 ohm headphones, sensitivity is 106 dB/milliWatt, they sound like very efficient headphones, so you should be able to get more than enough volume.
The D12 is a very good sounding piece of kit for the money so you should be OK!
The Yulong and Matrix are obviously not portable units so it might be a bit unfair to compare them to the iBasso D12.