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Title says it all, I'd like to know what is the best setup I could get for 500$. As a source I would use my iPhone 5 (lighting) or iPod Nano (32 pin). I want a desktop amp and dac. Also, do you have any recommandations for better source ?

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Title says it all, I'd like to know what is the best setup I could get for 500$. As a source I would use my iPhone 5 (lighting) or iPod Nano (32 pin). I want a desktop amp and dac. Also, do you have any recommandations for better source ?

 

Hey there,

 

Are you looking for separate units or are you interested in all in one units?? 

 

If you are the best bang for the buck is easily the Audio-GD 11.32 & 15.32. Both are under $300 and gives you loads of power and very nice DAC and great looks all in one package 

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Products-EN.htm

 

Good Luck!

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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Yulong D100 MK II
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Hey there,

 

Are you looking for separate units or are you interested in all in one units?? 

 

If you are the best bang for the buck is easily the Audio-GD 11.32 & 15.32. Both are under $300 and gives you loads of power and very nice DAC and great looks all in one package 

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Products-EN.htm

 

Good Luck!

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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I don't care if it is separate or not, I'm looking for the best :)

 

The Audio-GD is pretty ugly tho...

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for Ipod

dac: Pure i-20 ($99ish amazon)  30pin not sure if you can use a adapter for iphone 5 to 30pin.

amp: Schiit asgard II or maybe a bottlehead crack?

 

for like a desktop computer 

HRT music streamer II and shiit asgard II?


Edited by tattare - 5/18/13 at 2:12pm
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Hey there,

Are you looking for separate units or are you interested in all in one units?? 

If you are the best bang for the buck is easily the Audio-GD 11.32


I don't care if it is separate or not, I'm looking for the best smily_headphones1.gif

The Audio-GD is pretty ugly tho...

Really?? I think it's a nice design. To each is own I guess.

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB11.32/NFB11.321.jpg
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Really?? I think it's a nice design. To each is own I guess.

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB11.32/NFB11.321.jpg

 

Personally, they should have used black  screws. Or a silver chassis. Either way, as much as I like the utilitarian chassis that does enough to camoflage the switches (so it doesn't end up looking like a Pioneer integrated amp), the lack of color coordination on the screws are really sticking out. Not enough to not buy them though, easy enough to just replace the top screws - you won't even graze the warranty sticker.

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