I am a beginner with limited equipment and unlimited music. I have put down the things I have:
- Brainwavz M2
- JVC HAS700
- Ipod Nano/Classic(Cant be rock-boxed)
- E-72- Primarily for FLAC
- Sony SRS 05 2.1 Computer speakers.
- Fiio E5
I listen to a lot of heavy metal, metalcore, death metal, fusion jazz, Grunge and Indie rock. I am planning to buy a portable Dac/amp primarily for my laptop audio. I am not sure my Fiio E5 is doing anything else apart from amplification, however the equipment I have, I am not sure if my E5 is being properly used except maybe in case of the 518.
P.S. Most of my music is FLAC or 320 kbps mp3s
I am not intending to buy any new headphones in the near future.
Please advice on budget DAC. Fiio E7? NuForce uDAC? Anything else. Preferable budget $150.