I'm only going to be using the iPhone 5 to play my music, which means I'd have to buy the 30 pin to lightning converter to use it with a LOD connector with a Fiio device.
Is the DAC on the converter any good when combined with something like an E11? Is it worth getting?
What about buying something that bypasses the DAC like the HRT iStreamer?
Is the DAC on the iStreamer that great when used with a Fiio device? Is that kind of setup worth 250$+?
I'd probably be using something like Beyer DT 770's, AudioTechnica A900X or Denon D2000.
So my options are:
1. iPhone 5 > Lighting to 30 pin > Fiio L1 > Fiio device
2. iPhone 5 > Lightning cable > HRT iStreamer > Fiio device
3. iPhone 5 with only headphones
Are setups 1 and 2 worth the money?