I'm looking to purchase an amp solely for portable use with my current iPhone 4......I'm planning on switching to the Galaxy S4 when it comes out. I've read in another thread that most amps with DAC's, their DAC's get bypassed by the phones on most models....I'm unsure if this is correct?
I was looking at the FiiO line and was torn between the e17 and the e12. I dont know much about the Galaxy S' audio components but would like to take into consideration both use with a iPhone or Galaxy S4. Would both the iPhone and Galaxy 4 (when I upgrade) both bypass the DAC on the e17? Would a dedicated amp like the e12 be most beneficial to both phones or would I still get any benefit from the e17 on either one? I have no plans on using whatever amp I choose with any other components, I will be using just my phone as the source.
Thanks for your input!