Originally Posted by H20Fidelity
I know the 1st gen Nano supports LOD, as I have one here. I don't see a point though with such low storage. If you want to use an LOD you're limited to ipod, Sansa Fuze (not Fuze+) and Sony players, remembering you will need a separate LOD cable for the desired model.
I'm with the others on this. If your headphones don't really require the power from E7, I'd buy a Clip+ or Zip, lose the bulk and charging of two devices.
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This is good advise right here.
Don't hung up on a device because of the DAC it uses or that it can use an external amp ie: LOD.
H20Fidelity made valid points. The Clip+/Zip is small, has expandable storage, can be rockboxed(so can the 1st/2nd gen nanos), and has plenty of power for IEMs/and efficient cans.
I can tell you that since getting my Cowon Z2 I rarely ever use my ipod touch with or without my iBasso D-Zero. Why? Sound quality, convienence, and expandadable storage.
One thing I love about the Z2 and the clip+ is the microSD storage. I have my entire music or video library(Z2) at my disposal. No more having to pick and choose what I load up off itunes because I ran out of room. Load everything on microSDs and pop them in your wallet.