I have been out of the loop for 6-7 years but I am piecing together a headphone system and I could use some help choosing a DAC.
As a source, I intend to use my 160G Ipod only and would like a DAC to bypass the internal one. I have looked around for the licensed DACs but I'm sure I'm missing some.
I would like it to be portable as I use my system while working at home and have workspace in 2 different rooms and I walk around a bit.
My headphones will be Audeze LCD2's and amp will be JDS Labs O2. Both are in the post at the moment, due in a week, and will be replacing my Denon D2000s/bithead.
I was looking at the Cypher Solo but I was told by that it might be a bit lush for the LCD2s so I'm looking for alternatives to consider.
For the sake of limits my budget is around $300'ish but I'm not adverse to waiting for the right deal to come along and stretching that a little if needed though I am more inclined to look for something for less.
I won't be spending $500+ though for at least a year, if ever, so something that will be better than the ipod's DAC and complement the LCD2/O2 is what I'm looking for.
I'm having trouble searching so even some search terms or links would be appreciated.
Edited by SBranson - 10/30/12 at 11:49pm