Hi i know that the e17 can be pair with the e09 then the 17 will become DAC and e09 will become AMP. But can the e17 be pair with other AMP like schiit magni ... etc.. If yes please give me some instruction.
Also between the amp and dac which is more important. I have the HD650. for example if my budget is 250usd how much should i spend for AMP and how much for DAC.
I am purchasing my first AMP and DAC. I got the fiio e17 for 89usd on black friday. However I will return it if there is better option. I am looking to spend around 100-200usd for now which amp or dac should i get for future upgrade. I heard some people get 17 for now then later get the fiio 09. or some people get audiengine d1 and later use it as an DAC and connect it to some other AMP....
My set up will be :
1. Laptop -> dac, amp -> HD650
2. (optional) Galaxy s4 ->dac, amp ->hd650.
Thank you for your answer.