Let me start by saying that I realize there is an almost Identical thread to this one, and I did not know whether or not to post onto that old thread or create a new one, so I created a new one. I apologize if I piss anyone off. I am new so please bear with me.
I am looking to purchase a Head phone Amp.
My current set up is as follows.
8 channel [7.1] HD Audio subsystem [192k/ 24 bit 2ch] built in sound card from my Fairly new MSI 870A-G54 motherboard on my custom built pc. Now I'm assuming that this has a decent DAC but if I am incorrect, please enlighten me.
Audio Technica Ath-m50.
5th Gen Ipod classic 60 gb with Rockbox on it.
Audio Technica Ath-m50
My initial plan was to purchase a Fiio E10 for my Desktop
A Fiio E11 for my Ipod.
But now that I have been reading, I have noticed that the Fiio E17 seems to now be the popular alternative to this set up. For that price however, I could buy both an E10 and E11 and all of the required cables.
Other information: I use all FLAC files so that shouldn't be a contributing factor. The reason I am amping is because I am used to the Heavy bass I get from the system in my car.
So now to my questions:
1) Does my Ipod even have the capability of using the DAC from the E17 or even need it for that matter?
2) I am worried about using a portable device like the E17 for all of my needs, and also worried about it sliding off my desk, Should I be? (Yeah stupid question, I know)
3) Does anyone one have any experiences with either of these set ups or have any advice?