Dragonfly? 3 words. Overpriced overhyped junk. I mean, their cables are decent, but the soundcards are junk. You could save the money for a high end DAC instead of being stuck with a terrible USB stick. The way I 'be an audiophile' is to buy a new mid range product (when I got into iems I got the Shure SE215) and then I jumped straight into the high end. No point buying dragonfly, it's the purchase you'll like for a while then you'll find a much better product and regret buying it, depends on your current set up if you'll even like it to start off with.
Honestly though, @Gamingmusiclove
, you will be much much better served not even bothering getting a dac and spending your entire budget on headphones. If you are buying a V-moda other than the M100, you should just get the M100 + XL pads instead of the LP/LP2/M80/XS + a dac. The sound would be better. If you are already considering the M100, I would still recommend not wasting your money on a dac over $100. the sonic improvements are marginal compared for the price (from my personal experience), especially for a pair of mid-fi headphones like the V-Modas that do not really scale up that much.
People get it wrong. DACs aren't to increase sound quality, they're to increase the clarity of sound. No point amping a perfectly clear quad armature IEM, but there's always gain in a cleaner source. That's why I wouldn't go with the Verza or any portable DAC to be honest, I'd jump for something like the X5 or iBasso DX90, all you need is a good DAP (iPhone is decent tbh) and a good headphone. People who cart around an amp are missing out on the main purpose of portable audio -- to be portable. That's why I use M-100s only in the house and my AF180s / SE215ltd's outside. You just need a good DAP and good earphones.
Edited by Existence - 10/19/14 at 7:44pm