I have an Ipad to, it sounds incredibly better but it is far to be defined transportable , moreover better now is not enough to me
I travel a huge and I'm used to pass my free time with my portable toys, my GRADO which are incredible and my etymotic which are good , really good especially since the noise isolation assist when you flight and into noisy environments
Anyhow between a dedicated platform like the new Fiio or DX50 and and alternative solution i I'm really not decided, I'm fascinated from the idea to buy a DAC for a mobile phone, so I may have an emergency solution plugging directly the headphone into it when I don't want bring with me too much stuff, but go with quality the rest of the time.
The solution of ext DAC it's also fascinating since allow you to change sound taste if your DAC doesn't exactly fit your exigences
In the other hand I think a dedicated gear would be better, less stuff to combine, more balanced solution .... Fiio can make you happy with few money and combine DAC and amp ....but I'm scared since the appalling rig cost so much and if you don't like the Dx 100 pfffff ...
Finally as last option I can go back to an IPod Classic and maybe become happy with an external amp, as I already have JDS PA2v2 ( this last I had like to sell its fantastic with Bose by I don't own any Bose )
So does someone of you so kind to assist me into a decision? What are the result of phone plus ext DAC in term of sound quality?
Thank you a lot in advance