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post #1 of 7
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i am a user of  pc-fi

i am using xp service pack3

i will have hd650 but i realized that i need a dac/amp to support it

i want 100$-200$ prices of that

i want a good combination with hd 650

please recomend anything if you like to do

thank you

post #2 of 7

Fiio E7/E9. That's probably the best in your budget unless you DIY.

post #3 of 7

iBasso D4 might be another one to consider. w/ shipping it will run you just north of $200, but it's been getting very favorable press.

post #4 of 7

 

NuForce Icon uDAC-2 hands down you cant beat beat this dac/amp for the money. I own this and a music streamer II plus. Both are awesome but the music streamer is just a dac doesnt have the headphone amp built in. I use this nuforce with my denon ah-2000 sound great.

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iBasso D4 might be another one to consider. w/ shipping it will run you just north of $200, but it's been getting very favorable press.

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Originally Posted by sampson2269 View Post

NuForce Icon uDAC-2 hands down you cant beat beat this dac/amp for the money. I own this and a music streamer II plus. Both are awesome but the music streamer is just a dac doesnt have the headphone amp built in. I use this nuforce with my denon ah-2000 sound great.


I think both of these are good suggestions, but The E7/E9 is just so versatile. It can break up into the portable E7, and the E9 has no problems driving tough cans.

 

EDIT: It clipped the end of my post.

post #6 of 7

Man, I've been struggling with this same dilemma of which midrange amp/dac to get for weeks.  All sound like good options, I just wish there was one person who had experience with all of them that could speak towards their particular strengths and weaknesses.

 

Fiio E7/E9

ibasso D4 Mamba

uDAC-2

Fubar III

NFB-12 (pre-order)

 

Keep hearing these same amps come up well received over and over again, but how do they stand up against each other? 

 

post #7 of 7

Throw this one in the mix at the price point. I had the udac2 (which is very decent) but this guy is a better fit for my DT990's. Project86 did a review of amp only version (Fournier HTA)  where he compared it to quite a few other amps in and out of its price bracket. He seems to have access to alot of good equipment and he really seems to know what he's talking about.

 

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