Hello Headfiers, this is my first post
I know this is about Amps and DACs, but I was told to post here first.
I've been reading lots of threads in Head-Fi and I finally decided it was time to join.
I started my audio equipment obsession with the Soundmagic HP-100's a few weeks ago.
But I found out that the DAC in my Galaxy S3 isn't the best (my primary source, North America), and that my HP's respond well to amping.
So, I researched and researched and came to theses choices:
- Get iBasso D-Zero Amp/DAC and be done with it
- Get the HifimeDIY Sabre Tiny DAC and pair it with Fiio E11
The first option will cost me around $140 with shipping, and the second will cost $90~100.
(the prices include the needed cables, extended battery, etc)
I am pretty tight on budget, as I am a student. (Max $140, want to conserve as much as possible)
I am leaning towards the Fiio, but I want your opinions considering Performance and Best bang for buck.
Or, if you have better recommendations around the budget, it would be greatly appreciated as well.
Thank you all in advance!