Hey guys. I need some help. Currently I enjoy my new modded T50rp for portable use, but I'm going to buy a HD600/HD650 or DT880 600ohm pretty soon. At the moment I do not own an amp or dac to drive high impredance headphones - except of a fiio E17. To gear up a little bit I want to buy a DAC + headphone amp but can't really make a decision. So I searched the forum and found some options for me.
1. O2 + ODAC
As I'm a bit of a DIYer I would love to build my own amp+dac combo. But, heard this combo sounds cold and analytically. I prefere a warm sound signature.
2. Fiio E17 + E09K
As mentioned above I already have a E17 here and so it could be the best bang for the buck. There is also the possibility of getting a Fiio A1 in addition to power my desktop speakers. Some people prefere this combo to O2+ODAC due it's pretty warm sounding.
3. Audinst HUD-MX1
4. Other Combos.
Any other possible Combo. Maverick D1, Teac UD-H01 ($200 for me), ...
Also interested in the Lovely Cube and Bottlehead Crack, but I'm afraid they are a bit to pricey at the moment. Mainly because I had to buy a DAC either and that ain't peanut.
My limit is $250 and I hope you guys can help me to make a good decision.
Sorry if my english sounds awkward to you people. :)
Edited by HumanSaurusRex - 11/28/12 at 1:24pm