Hey guys. My post in the recommendation thread seems not to get the attention I want to give it another try here. Currently I enjoy my new modded T50rp for portable use, but I'm going to buy a HD600/HD650 or DT880 600ohm pretty soon. Also own a Shure SE530 and Sony MDR 1000ex. At the moment I do not own an amp or dac to drive high impredance headphones - except of a fiio E17. To gear up a little bit I want to buy a DAC + headphone amp but can't really make a decision. So I searched the forum and found some options for me.
1. O2 + ODAC
As I'm a bit of a DIYer I would love to build my own amp+dac combo. But, heard this combo sounds cold and analytically. I prefere a warm sound signature.
2. Fiio E17 + E09K
As mentioned above I already have a E17 here and so it could be the best bang for the buck. There is also the possibility of getting a Fiio A1 in addition to power my desktop speakers. Some people prefere this combo to O2+ODAC due it's pretty warm sounding.
3. Audio GB NFB 11.32 (used)
Can get my hands on one for about $250 and think the ES9018 to be superior to all other DACs listed her. TCXO upgrade seems worth con
4. Teac UD-H01
Sells for about $200 used here. Red the DAC is great but the amp is only average. But it's a very well built combo.
My limit is $250 and I hope you guys can help me to make a good decision. RCA line out would be good.
Sorry if my english sounds awkward to you people. :)