Thanks for answering! I'm pretty new at this, and trying to learn as much as possible by my self but information from people like you makes it much easier.
I'm currently using Sony MDR-V6 / Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones. So I wasn't sure if I needed to add an amp in so it'll be
Nexus 5 > USB audio out >> USB OTG adapter cable >> DragonFly >> AMP >> headphones
I've also been looking at the FiiO E18 DAC & AMP. Although I'm not sure how well it works with the Nexus 5 on Android L.
If I was to get it would it be better to go
Nexus 5 > USB audio out >> USB OTG adapter cable >> DragonFly >> FiiO E18 >> headphones
Nexus 5 > USB audio out >> USB OTG adapter cable >> FiiO E18 >> headphones
and drop the DragonFly since the Fiio E18 seems to have a dac built into it?
I've owned a E18 for a couple of weeks now.
I combine it with my Galaxy 5S and own a pair of Pioneer DJE-2000 IEM, AKG 551 and Beyerdynamic DT880 (250 Ohm).
The E18 delivers great for me. Works as PC/MAC DAC+Amp, Android DAC+Amp and iPad DAC+Amp (with camera connect kit).
It can also function as an external battery pack for you phone to recharge it.
On the FIIO site you can see that it runs with your Nexus 5.
(specifications page of the E18)
I've got "the" Android setup running ...
My Android Setup, in detail:
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- 128 GB microSD
- FIIO E18 (via USB OTG, DAC + AMP)
- PowerAmp Pro app for listening
- iSyncr (bought full version), this has a PC and Android part/module.
- iTunes + other + Loss-less CD conversions + FLAC Downloads
Total cost for all this great software: 3.49€ + 3.99€ + 2.99€ .... all bases covered for 10.47€!!
I hope this can help,