Originally Posted by dhL17
If I never plan on using an open headphone and only using closed HPs or IEMs, would you still recommend the Sabre over the Ele dac? Trying to save my money so I am wondering if the upgrade is worth it. =)
Good question. The truth is the Hifimidey sounds great with everything. Now I also noticed that I am getting even a better sound if I hook this Dac to a small amp. Be it a E11 or something like my Bravo which sounds unbelievable using the Hifimediy.
I can say it is completely worth the money spent. I doubt you will hear anything that sounds this good for this price. It sounds great just out of the 3.5 jack but using a small amp it becomes a supernova of awesomeness...
If you want to just get your feet wet. The Ele is amazing. Either way you will definitely get your money worth in sound and thensome. $18 is so cheap. I would try one first and later on you can get the Hifimediy. The fact that is uses a more refined chip for sound you know you will get another sound which is nice. It is like getting a FX3X and then getting a XB90EX later. Both different sounding and not the same. Both completely worth the experience.