Originally Posted by KLJ1992
I might get the e17. Is this good enough for the mad dogs? If not any other DAC/Amp combos around the price range?
Also, why is the DAC part so important? Is it really needed?
DAC is "Digital To Analog Converter" So if you are playing Digital Files, they have to be converted to Analog in order to be used by a pair of headphones.
Your phone has a DAC, but it is a much more inexpensive one than the one in the E17.
Each part in the chain matters. If you put $20 tires on a Ferrari, it won't corner any better than a Civic.
By the way, I have not used the E17, so someone with the E17 and Mad Dogs would need to comment on that specific pairing.