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Cheap but good dac

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Looking for a good dac for under $100. I've looked at the fiio e7 because it comes with a built in amp.
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Looking for a good dac for under $100. I've looked at the fiio e7 because it comes with a built in amp.

 

What are you going to attach it to?

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using a ipod touch and ath-m50s

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using a iPod touch and ath-m50s

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.

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Is there a big difference in sound coming out of the headphones when using a fiio e6 amp versus the e11
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Is there a big difference in sound coming out of the headphones when using a Fiio E6 amp versus the E11

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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Thanks for the reply. I'm glad I found this website.
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