Originally Posted by Achmedisdead
I sure do, with my two iPods!
I try to follow up on new developments and gear and somehow when a new usb device comes out, the priority seems to be on bypassing the source's DAC, instead of trying to focus on the new device's specs and features. I'm all into bypassing onboard sound on PCs and laptops and have too many desktop dacs as it is, but in the whole portable source world this has me amazed/intrigued/curious etc...
I believe it was in this thread that someone recommended the E11 over the E07k if you were only going to use the amp section. I mean, the difference in price is like $30 but would it not be good for future purposes if you wanted to connect to a laptop and know you were ready if the situation arose? I own an XM5 that I have had for years and mainly use it with an ipod but every now and then I like plugging it into a laptop....IMO, it's good to have options.
I guess the question I am trying to ask since this seems to be a good device is- If I were to use it as an amp via line out to my iDevices or via usb with laptop with no bypassing the source's dac, would this product still be recommended in full force?
I see you got your hands on some 'Sones Achmed and I believe you seem to be enjoying them...Congratz...
Edited by HeatFan12 - 12/24/12 at 1:51pm