Can anyone confirm if the JDSLabs C5D is a good pairing? Am a bit strapped right now so thinking it would be good for home use (of 400's) AND portable rig (for Senn Amperiors). There is plenty of mention of the desktop JDS ODAC/O2 working but can't find much on the smaller C5D. Thanks again!
I like it with the He 400! It gets plenty loud and does not seem to struggle to drive them.But, maybe I have a different approach to all of this. I listen for enjoyment most of the time. I may spend 10% of my listening time trying to analyze and be critical. I find that the C5D powers all of the phones that I have adequately. I even use it with my HD650s. They sound fine for casual listening with the C5D.
If that is what level of cost your budget will allow, I think you would not be disappointed with the C5D for what you want to do. The DAC makes it nice for travel too.