Just bought my first full size after years of IEMs.
It is the AKG q701, and my current amp - fiio e6 - isn't enough.
Im thinking of getting an amp+dac combo. why? because I want a single device for home & on the road use. mostly budget wise.
For the portable use, my source is quite good - cowon s9, so I dont really think I need a dac for it. but ofcourse, it does need some more juice.
But, I do need the dac for home use with my computer. I use the onboard 889 chip, and its... so bad. And because of that, I use my cowon for home use too.
So I need a good (relatively yes?) dac+amp, on the 150$ zone. shipped.
After reading some threads here I got the impression that the recommended models for me would be the Fiio E17, or the iBasso dzero.
What do you guys think?