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Need help in knowing the best way to connect professional headphones to a laptop

post #1 of 6
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Hi

I am sure this is a question that has been answered thousand of times but still I am lost in the haze.

 

The fact is that I have some music in FLAC format stored in my laptop and would like to hear it at full quality, I have a pair of professional Shure headphones hence I need a box to put between the laptop and the headphones.

 

The question is: What should I buy? It should be something reasonably small so that I can travel with it.

 

Thanks a lot in advance for all your help


Edited by adone56 - 11/30/13 at 1:38pm
post #2 of 6

Travel you say?

Have a look into the Audioquest Dragonfly. It doesn't really get more portable.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Wow, that thing is really portable. But what about volume and  quality of sound?


Edited by adone56 - 11/30/13 at 1:45pm
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

I am afraid the Audioquest Dragonfly will let me down. My headphones have 32 ohm input impedance and need lot of current. Also the distortion is a concern because I suppose the output impedance of such device shouldn't be very low and for a decent hearing I will need the output impedance under a couple of ohms.

 

What would be another possibility, I an looking at something with volume, bass and treble controls


Edited by adone56 - 11/30/13 at 3:38pm
post #5 of 6

You might want to look at Fiio products they have a large variety of DACs and Amps. 

 

The Fiio E17 is good i hear.

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Originally Posted by adone56 View Post
 

I am afraid the Audioquest Dragonfly will let me down. My headphones have 32 ohm input impedance and need lot of current. Also the distortion is a concern because I suppose the output impedance of such device shouldn't be very low and for a decent hearing I will need the output impedance under a couple of ohms.

 

What would be another possibility, I an looking at something with volume, bass and treble controls

 

Audioengine D3

And no, there's not volume/bass or treble controls. 

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