Hey guys, I am new here but not new to audio, however I am by no means an audiophile. I want to upgrade my current of Insignia 6.5" bookshelf NS-B2111 with a Old Denon receiver. My Source is a Macbook pro. I probably cant audition the equipment before I buy so I would be basing my decision from your opinions.
I heard the B&W MM-1 at the apple store and loved the sound but thought maybe I can do better on a similar cost by getting seperate components.
I want to divert $200 to a DAC and what I found in the price range are :
Emotiva XDA-1 (on closeout for $200)
AudioEngine D1 ($169)
Which one is a better choice? Is there a better DAC out there than these 2 for around $200?
These speakers are what I see most discussed in forums :
AudioEngine 5+ ($400)
AudioEngine 5 (On amazon for $300 new, is it worth the $100 for the 5+?)
KRK Rokit Powered 5 Generation 2 (I see that many retailers are selling these for $300 /pair)
I havent dont my research on Swan speakers yet, but took a look on their site and their active desktop speakers looks promising.
Please suggest if there are something better in the 300-400$ range.