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Choosing a cheap DAC for my laptop

post #1 of 5
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Hey,

 

I want to choose a cheap DAC (or external soundcard ) preferably under 50$ for my laptop. I have found the following for now:

 

1.  ELE EL-D01

2. Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC ES9023

3. Fiio E10 (A little above 50)

 

Any other suggestions are welcome.

post #2 of 5
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Originally Posted by satvikc View Post

Hey,

 

I want to choose a cheap DAC (or external soundcard ) preferably under 50$ for my laptop. I have found the following for now:

 

1.  ELE EL-D01

2. Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC ES9023

3. Fiio E10 (A little above 50)

 

Any other suggestions are welcome.

The ELE EL-D01 and HifiMeDIY Sabre are just DACs

The Fiio E10 is a DAC and headphone amplifier.

 

If this setup is for headphones, might be good to get something with a head amp.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

What dac/amp do you suggest in this price range. I would be happy to be around 50$ but I can go close to 70-80$ too.

post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by satvikc View Post

What dac/amp do you suggest in this price range. I would be happy to be around 50$ but I can go close to 70-80$ too.

Still think you should get the E10 ($64), can really see a reason for spending more.

If your just looking to improve the music quality when using the laptop.

post #5 of 5

If you are willing to go up to $80 I think you can manage to find FiiO E07K if you look for it. If you go up to $90 you can easily find it. I am sure you will get much better performance with it compared to the ones in your list.

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