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Better DAP or Portable Amp?

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Thread Starter 

Hi Guys,

 

I'm from Hong Kong, new here (been a lurker for a few years). So please forgive my stupid question.

 

I'm currently using Iphone 5 and a iPod Classic 160G as my main portable source.

 

Westone 4R, Shure SE535 and AKG 495NC as my listening gear.

 

Most of my music are ripped in lame mp3 -0 variable bitrate and Apple 256kps AAC file.

 

I want to upgrade but struggling if I should go with a better DAP or a Amp to use with my iPhone and iPod.

 

1. Does iBasso HDP R10 is a better choice than adding a Amp like Sony PHA-1?

 

2. I know my AKG 495NC already have a built in amp, does adding a portable amp will ruin the sound (double ampping? )

 

3. How about upgrade the ear phone to something like AKG K3003i? 

 

my main question is, which route will give me more noticiable feeling of upgrade?

 

Thanks a lot for any advise in advance.

 

Kith

post #2 of 2
Thread Starter 

one more thing. My budget of upgrade is around USD1,000.

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