Originally Posted by 13th
Hi to all! Could you please recommend a portable DAC/Amp or DAC + Amp for my Ipod Touch 5, which will ensure the BEST sound. Headphones : Logitech UE900, Sony mdr-ex1000 (UM Merlin, Westone 5 in plans) Musical preferences : ambient, classical music, metal. Budget : 700-800$
Tough question to answer, it depends your preference for the amp, for example if you like the RSA sound (Ray Samuels Audio), he has "The Predator" and "The Intruder" that are amp/dac combo. HeadAmp has also th pico amp/dac which is quite good. Note that dac on those units are for connecting to a USB port on a computer. You can also move to the Cypher Labs dac paired with an amp ( this one uses the idevice connectivity). If you use the line out, you can connect a 30-pin lod to a single-end connector to the amp or in the case of the Cyper labs dac use their special 30 pin connector to the USB port on the dac. Look around the forums on this site lots of knowledgeable members with reported experience.
By the way if you go with the Cypher labs solution, this might run well above your price range depending on the amp you wanna use to pair it with it. The cypher labs -db close to 700$, one site has it in special for 628$ us.Edited by musicheaven - 7/21/13 at 12:30pm