Hey, I sold my 580's a few months ago because my hippohifi dac didn't work on my new macbook pro. What's a good reliable and solid setup for the MBP? Thinking I might deviate from sennheisers this go-round
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If your MBP has a firewire port then yes. My 2009 has it, but I know firewire is getting phased out for light peak, so you need to know first. My Duet runs my Senns, Grados, and Audio Techs fine. It might not push the more power hungry phones out there, but they are out of your budget anyways...
Edited by ButtUglyJeff - 11/6/11 at 4:56pm
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I love my dacport. I usually carry another USB drive filled with foobar2k portable and flac/mp3s. It's a very transportable system. Used to have first Duet, it's too attached to MAC because of firewire. Plus, I think dacport sounds better.
Beware of headphone selection, if you are a bass head, you may find the dacport's bass anemic. But it handles all my headphones very well. Should've kept your HD580 though, they sound great out of dacport.