I have never heard music come through a DAC. I have just purchased the HD 650's and the Bottlehead Crack kit. That's already a bunch of money. Can I get by with something inexpensive like the Fiio E10? Or would I notice a huge difference with something more expensive? If so, what would you recommend that's under $300? Or if I'm spending the money already, must I break the budget? I really don't know how the DAC fits in this puzzle.
Here are some other DAC's I heard had good reviews that are under $300: Modi ($99), the HRT Music Streamer II ($170), or Topping TP D2 TP-D2 ($135), Audioengine D1 Premium 24-Bit DAC ($170), Standalone ODAC ($150). I just don't know if they fit my stack.
My main source would be coming from USB.
Edited by thunkerdo - 8/16/13 at 7:44am