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Thank you very much!
 

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Hey, so I took your advice and searched around and read a bunch of forums, and after about a month of deliberating I decided to get the O2 amp from JDS. I understand a lot more now about pairing amps with headphones, however I can't seem to find information about the considerations that should be made when pairing a DAC with a certain headphone or a DAC with a certain amp. Is one more important than the other? That is, should I look for information about a good DAC to pair with the O2, or should I look for info about a good DAC to go with my AKG k702s? Regardless, there doesn't seem to be a ton of info on a less expensive DAC to go with the AKG k702s other than the fiio e7 or e11, and there is even less info about DACs to pair with the O2. I have a pretty cheap HP laptop I had to buy for school after I cracked the screen on my other one, so I assume I don't have a great sound card. Can you point me in the right direction, or do you have any suggestions on a DAC?

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Originally Posted by Vizknox View Post

Hey, so I took your advice and searched around and read a bunch of forums, and after about a month of deliberating I decided to get the O2 amp from JDS. I understand a lot more now about pairing amps with headphones, however I can't seem to find information about the considerations that should be made when pairing a DAC with a certain headphone or a DAC with a certain amp. Is one more important than the other? That is, should I look for information about a good DAC to pair with the O2, or should I look for info about a good DAC to go with my AKG k702s? Regardless, there doesn't seem to be a ton of info on a less expensive DAC to go with the AKG k702s other than the fiio e7 or e11, and there is even less info about DACs to pair with the O2. I have a pretty cheap HP laptop I had to buy for school after I cracked the screen on my other one, so I assume I don't have a great sound card. Can you point me in the right direction, or do you have any suggestions on a DAC?

The "syngery" that some call it is mainly understood through direct and secondary experience. Meaning someone else telling you and having others confirm that the REd Wine is awesome with the LCD's. And what not, and then there are personal synergy's where you use technical knowledge on how the device sounds from others that give you a general description to form custom synergizings like taking a maybe "darker" amp and pairing it with a "cleaner" one for weird or awesome results. The last kind would be just looking at what people say of that type of equipment and using your knowledge of another, try to mix the two together.

 

Look at dedicated source components. Basiucally standalone dAC's from Muse and others.

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A man don't read no stinking manuals!
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

A man don't read no stinking manuals!

True, I rarely do as well either but when I have questions, it would be a good place to go. biggrin.gif

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could this tiny 'lil one bypass ipod DAC??

http://sendstation.com/us/products/pocketdock/lineout-miniusb.html

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So if the rumors are true and there is a chance of the new "i" products "lightning dock" being able to bypass the onboard DAC. Look like Fiio will in a good position to come out with a new dock cable... Hmmm, hmmm?biggrin.gif  L10? Maybe...

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Originally Posted by RingingEars View Post

So if the rumors are true and there is a chance of the new "i" products "lightning dock" being able to bypass the onboard DAC. Look like Fiio will in a good position to come out with a new dock cable... Hmmm, hmmm?biggrin.gif  L10? Maybe...

 

It will be a great news if lightning can support universal USB audio interface. or it will be a very bad news if lightning can only support digital out when the DAC includes a secret chip and has the MFi licence. 

 

anyway, none can confirm it till Apple release the technical specification 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

A man don't read no stinking manuals!

 

RTFM brother. biggrin.gif Just giving you a little crap. You know I got nothing but love for ya!!

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Real men dont read manuals unless they are writting a review biggrin.gif
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RTFM brother. biggrin.gif  Just giving you a little crap. You know I got nothing but love for ya!!

The only time I read a manual is if I can't get something to work. The E17 worked. tongue.gif
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Real men don't read manuals unless they are trying to set up a Home Theatre system PROPERLY!wink_face.gif

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just hooked this guy up for the first time.  and after much putting off buying a dac, because, well, it aint fun buying dacs.....i am blown away.  this thing just took my phones to a new level.  WOW.  very happy with it.

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just hooked this guy up for the first time.  and after much putting off buying a dac, because, well, it aint fun buying dacs.....i am blown away.  this thing just took my phones to a new level.  WOW.  very happy with it.

That's just because you don't hang out haven't been here long enough...very_evil_smiley.gif


Edited by RingingEars - 9/14/12 at 10:41am
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Originally Posted by pickleweed View Post

just hooked this guy up for the first time.  and after much putting off buying a dac, because, well, it aint fun buying dacs.....i am blown away.  this thing just took my phones to a new level.  WOW.  very happy with it.

 

Be happy!

Getting a better DAC will cost you! LOL

$500-1000 and half of what you get for your money is more features, a nicer display, a nicer case, more bragging rights, etc.  redface.gif

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