I'm a musician and I'm on the hunt for a beautiful DAC/headphone amp that work equally well in the office and can be used in my home recording studio as well to feed my power amp/speakers. I need something that has the following features -
1. Both USB and SPIDIF inputs (so i can get a digital out from my recording interface)
2. Analog in to plug in the iphone when on the go
3. Battery Powered
4. Speaker Left and Right out (to feed my power amp at home)
5. A REALLY nice sounding headphone amp to feed AT-MH50 and AKG K701 and possibly Beyer Dynamic (880 250 ohm)
24/44.1-96 is fine
I've been reading so many reviews my head is spinning. It seems these things either fall into the $150 range (E17) or $500 and up range.
I'm not opposed to spending $150 on a Fiio 17....I would like to get something that really inspires me. I want to be dazzled by the minutia in the music to be able to hear reverb tales and the tiniest of details in the mixes.
One that's stood out so far are - iBasso D12 Anaconda.
Thoughts and suggestions much appreciated!