I'm very new to this (hi-fi headphones & gear), but for a long time have been into hi-fi stereo music.
I was lucky enough to receive a pair of B&W P5's as a gift from my girl!... (Now she's gonna have to put up with it becuase I won't be talking much to her anymore! ha!)
Here is my quesion:
I want to get a good Portable amp/DAC, but I'm wondering if there is any combo that is actually a DAC for i-pod or i-pad devices (as opposed to using a computer's USB out only); much like the funcions on the new NuForce Icon iDo, but portable/battery powered?
I mainly intend to use it with my 160 GB i-pod playing Lossless files, or my i-pad or i-ph (less quality files) when I'm on the go, as I don't really use headphones much form my laptop or desktop (I can typically be as loud as I want when on the computer)
Been reading a bit, but can't seem to find such a thing.
Here is the other thing: I would rather not spend more tan $100~$150.
I also have a pair of Grado iGi, and a pair of AudioTechnical ATH-ANC7B.