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Hi Everyone

I'm new to this forum and I must say, It's very helpful for anything regarding headphones!

But anyway, I'm looking for an affordable USB DAC for my Jaycar pro monitor headphones (Brainwavz/Fischer/lindy ones). I already have a headphones amp (DIY cmoy with a few tweaks) but a built-in headphone amp would be handy (batteries etc) and I'm considering the FiiO E10 as it's affordable and I can get one (almost) Locally from Addicted to Audio so is this a good investment/purchase?

Thanks,

SoundPon3

post #2 of 7

Have a look on ebay for the smsl fort.

 

It's around $45 and i feel for the money it's a really great usb dac, certainly good enough to get you headed in the right direction.

post #3 of 7

This article may be helpful: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/you-can-take-it-you-survey-portable-usb-headphone-ampdacs

 

I have the Arcam rPAC, but I use it with a seperate amp when possible.

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Well I ended up getting an E10 and I'm pretty happy with it

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Well I ended up getting an E10 and I'm pretty happy with it


The FiiO E10 is a marvelous little DAC that should serve you even if you were to upgrade your amplifier. Enjoy it! :-) I currently use in my headphone setup.

headphone listening...

 

Destroysall.

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The FiiO E10 is a marvelous little DAC that should serve you even if you were to upgrade your amplifier. Enjoy it! :-) I currently use in my headphone setup.

headphone listening...

 

Destroysall.

Nice!

Thinking about building a tube amp and the line out might become handy...

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Nice!

Thinking about building a tube amp and the line out might become handy...


It's a nifty little DAC that manages to reproduce a warm sound signature. It should last you until you decide to do a major upgrade.

 

Destroysall

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