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Looking for a cheap external DAC

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I currently have Somic MH463 headphones, and I use them with my onboard sound card. But, whenever I start playing a game, the graphic card makes interference and I can hear it from my headphones. So, as I am not an audiophile, I wanted to get a cheap DAC (below 50€ would be nice) to remove the noise. Are there any of them out there?

 

EDIT: I found the Fiio D5 on amazon for 30€. What do you think about it?


Edited by mocoheavy - 10/20/13 at 3:19am
post #2 of 10

You can find measurements of the FiiO D5 if you search around google. The reviewer basically said it measures worse than some onboard soundcards. 

 

A better dac would be for example the Behringer UCA-202, which measures a lot better.

post #3 of 10

You might consider the HiFimeDIY Sabre U2 Asynchronous USB DAC or something similar from the same manufacturer

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

I read that the UCA-202 has an headphone output impedance of 45 ohm, so it won't sound good with headphones. Any other ideas?

post #5 of 10
FiiO E-10 is a good DAC/amp combo.
post #6 of 10
Yeah the Behringer has a crappy headphone output, at least without any modifications.
post #7 of 10
Always amuses me when some one says that they're not an audiophile...
Anyway, I doubt you're going to find anything around that budget other than a fiio. If you can stretch your budget a little further, many have said good things of the hrt microstreamer, audioengine d1, or even an aq dragonfly will work. You can also go for the 2x99usd option of schiit modi and magni. All these are streets ahead of the fiio.
post #8 of 10

The chinese made DAC's from ebay might be only decent ones which can also drive headphones

post #9 of 10

DUDE!!!! I just found this for you http://stoneracoustics.blogspot.com

Apparently very good. And under you budget too!!!!

post #10 of 10

get E10

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