I was thinking to get a Fiio E7, because I can use it with my iPhone too. And I saw good reviews about it.
My doubt was if it can really run my M50s at 100%.
But if you are saying that a DAC without an amp would hardly do anything. I guess the E7 is out of questioning.
I was looking this NFB-12... Does it need to connect to power, or just USB?
This is very importante because I will be using it mainly on my notebook, so another cord conected to power isnt very useful.
About soldering my own DAC, I don't know if its a good idea, since I don't know much about this kind of stuff. i just a beginner in audiophile world :D
I'm planning to spend what will cost to get full benefit of my M50s. I don't plan to upgrade my headphones. So I think max $200 is good... Lower is better :D
Is there any DAC+amp that does not require it to be connected to power, and can run my M50s 100%?