Christmas is coming, and the one thing I really want to treat myself with is an upgrade of dac from the one in my computer. My budget is of $200, and I've narrowed my optiones to the Audioengine D1, Maverick Audio D1 nad the fiio e7 plus e9
I mainly care about the DAC part, the amp being second since I'm only going to drive low impedance phones by now
I'm really gravitating towards the Audioengine because it looks the "less intimidating" pretty straight forward and convenient, but reviews have been mixed
The Maverick Audio looks like the best bang for you buck to be honest, but I prefer to hear some more input
The Fiios are just thrown in for the sake of it
any input would be HIGHLY appreciated.
Remember this would be my first external DAC so recommend what's probably best for a newbie