I'm assembling my ultimate somewhat portable which I'll use at work & home for the majority of my listening. Source will be my Macbook Air 11.6" & the phones will be my incoming ES5. I'm stuck between the DACport & the Rx 2/Solo combination as my amplifier & DAC. Is there a reason the Alo package costs near $1000 while the DACport costs $400?
This will be my 'ultimate' system as I will use it while at home in the house or hanging outside on my porch, at work in my office & on work trips in hotel rooms. I do want to keep things as simple as possible, but as long as the computer is the only thing I need to plug in I'll be happy. I will use this setup more than any other setup so I'm trying to have this be my baby. I listen to jazz, singer-songwriter, string quartet, classical, indie rock & most other genres.