Originally Posted by parkjyh
Thank you for the input but i was thinking more in line of desktop set up. I will mostly use it with desktop amp to power hd 650. With that in mind, purely on DAC aspect would you recommend it over HRT Streamer II? Thanks again for any input.
Your user picture looks familiar.
Anyway. I would recommend doing one thing. Go to
flip through. pages 50-80 and 100-120 are the best. do i want you to read it? no. Basically the only way to compare the HRT to the fiio right now is to ask someone. You have to ask someone that has both the E17 and HRT Streamer 2 to know for sure. PM them. go to this thread and the HRT streamer 2 one(if there is)
I've been on head-fi a long time. In the end. Most newbies don't get real answers as people that would say HRT or others that say E17 have never heard the two of them. There are all these biases and stuff on head fi yes. and i must also apologize. Most people that are knowledgeable and know the bias don't go into actual forums but stay in members lounge and trickle out sometimes(that's me as well)
You could make a thread asking about E17 and HRT and also some ibasso's and maybe some audioengine's DAC's and what not or even the E10 as it has the same DAC as the E17 but just no features and not as much power(but can also line out) and is only $80. many choices here. And more importantly ask if they and which devices they have DIRECT experience with comparing. Back when i was a newb, i didn't do this as well and i know how easy it is to get caught up and just throw out suggestions i have never heard(sometimes it may still be a problem). but that is beyond now.