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Best usb DAC under $300?

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Looking for the best USB DAC under $300. Would prefer if it had a preamp too but that's not 100% necessary. Would also prefer if was self powered, but again not 100% required.

 

I started off looking at the Nuforce HD (above my price range, but it has an amp) but than decided I would probably end up upgrading to a bigger amp anyways and would just use it as a DAC so is there anything better I can get for under $300?

 

Thanks in advance,

Chris

post #2 of 7

No preamp, but a great self powered DAC.....HRT Music Streamer II.

post #3 of 7

The Schiit Bitfrost is the best in the price range.

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Originally Posted by cifani090 View Post

The Schiit Bitfrost is the best in the price range.



A $450 DAC isn't even remotely in the $300 price range.

post #5 of 7

I'm using the HRT Streamer II+ along with the BitPerfect App which allows allow your music to be upsampled to 96/24 and results in a fantastic sounding combination which is around your budget.

post #6 of 7

i like what i've been hearing from the gamma 2 so far

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Originally Posted by dwinnert View Post

No preamp, but a great self powered DAC.....HRT Music Streamer II.



THIS ^^^

 

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