I am looking for a DAC with a headphone amp for my HE 400's. I also need the DAC to have an unbalanced out for my AudioEngine A5+. Budget is 500 or less.
Suggestions? Thanks in advance
Edited by OICWUTUDIDTHAR - 10/30/12 at 5:21am
What kind of sound characteristic are you looking for?
I use an Audio-gd NFB-12.1 with my Beyer T1 + Woo WA2 combo and I enjoy it very much. I like the rich, musicality of the Wolfson-based DACs. Possibly not the most neutral of DACs though.
Goes for about $230-270 in Australia.
It's just a nicer box IMO. Very well built and high quality machining on the case itself. I like the badging and the indicator light on the front. Plus I have NEVER had any of the power issues that some of those with the jds version have spoken of.