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2013 Head-Fi Winter Gift Guide (Over-Ear Headphones)
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- 2013 Head-Fi Summer Buying Guide (Over-Ear Headphones)Last edited: 8/19/13
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- 2013 Head-Fi Summer Buying Guide (Over-Ear Headphones)
Cheap but good dac
Gear mentioned in this thread:
Fiios with any DAC features will not work with apple portable products, like iPods and iPhones (Apple product would at least need a USB port).
The cheapest DAC that can connect to the apple's LOD port is the HRT iStreamer, $155, and it's not really designed to work as a portable.
ATH-M50 may not benefit much with portable amplifiers, over being connected straight to the iPods headphone jack.
The Fiio E11 ($62) with a Fiio L cable ($10) is about the best you can do for something portable for use with the iPod.
With using the 50-Ohm ATH-M50, I doubt you would hear much difference, if any.
Maybe a little in the bass with the E11 on full boost.
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