I'm new here and to the world of audiophiles. I finally got fed up with my crappy bose speakers/headphones and forked out the cash for some Swan Mkii's and Sony mdr-v6's.
I've been researching DAC's like crazy and I've settled on either the Fiio E10 or E17. I want to use the amp/dac combo for my mdr-v6's and portability isn't a huge issue, though it would be nice (which is why the E17's are on the table).
The thing is I want to use the DAC feature only for my Swan's since they are active speakers. I've already seen how the E10 amp can be bypassed, but can it be done with the E17? I searched all over and could not find my answer. It is quite possible that i'm not searching correctly which is why I'm finally just asking. I saw a lot of discussion about bypassing the DAC, and the LO bypass feature which I don't think applies here.
If not I'm happy to get the E10, but the portability and supposed quality increase of the E17 is really tugging at me, though it will lose if I can't do DAC only for my Swan's.
Thanks so much, I'm glad I finally joined the community.