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I've done alot of reading and realise there is actually not many true DACs out there for iphone.

 

I've tested headphones in the shops, which was running DAC/AMP and it was just brilliant sound.
After using the same headphones on my mac/ipad/iphone, it sounded dreadful...the sound was not as full, no punch.

 

Could that be a reason for AMP or DAC?

 

Please recommend me an amp/dac for under $500.

I also have an old Cowon D2, laying around at home, but that was also dull...the sound was very flat. maybe needs EQ tuning.