I've been searching forums all over, but this question still remains unanswered for me.
Is it possible to get low latency at all with small cheapish portable USB DAC/headphone amps? I mean, low enough for composing and mixing music? If I understand right, the DAC-s are generally more intended for audiophile listening than producing. But I need a mobile solution for production, something I could pair with my MIDI keyboard etc. I don't want to spend much, but I want decent quality (as we all). Meaning, looking for something under €100/$130.
I went to a local HiFi store and listened to the gorgeous-looking small Fiio E10 and the E07K. They sounded nice and crisp plug-n-play, but unfortunately were unusable with Reason or Pro Tools, because of latency issues (unstable with ASIO4ALL, way too high latency with official ASIO drivers). Is there a way to overcome this problem or should I look into other DACs?
The gear I work with is Thinkpad X220 (Windows 7), ATH-M50 headphones, Propellerhead Reason 5 and Pro Tools 10. Plus other stuff that is not relevant at the moment.
Edited by tumehall - 5/14/13 at 5:13pm