I've been plowing through these forums for the last few days and largely as a result of what I've read here and after testing a few headphones bought a pair of Grado SR80i's to play on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Now while I am very pleased with what I am hearing (being a non audiophile really - but moving in that direction) I know these headphones can sound a lot better, as they do even through my Onkyo AV amp.
So I'm looking at portable DACs/amps now in a hope to get nearer to the deeper more impressive sound that a home amp can make my Grado's produce
The music on my Note should be mostly FLACs plus some 320kb stuff and a pretty much run of the mill mixture of genres, you know, pop, rock, classical
I did buy the Fiio E7, but the unit was faulty and I couldn't test the DAC side of things and through the headphone out on the phone I didn't notice much difference - but the unit was faulty...
So do any of you guys have suggestions as to what I might buy to get thest best out of my Grado SR80i's from my Galaxy Note and is portable? Oh and I'm UK based so I'm looking at stuff I can get here.
Because I am sending the E7 back, I looked at the E07 but there are conflicting reports of people getting usb audio out using that and the galaxy note 2. Although I'm in the UK, my phone is probably grey market since I used panamoz and I'm sure they import stuff like this, probably from HK, don't know whether this effects the chances of USB out working with the E07?
Thanks in advance if any of you guys can help enlighten me.