I'm looking for $200-300 DAC/AMP for HE-400. I mostly listen to pop and hip hop music. I have limited desk space (3 monitors), so looking for something compact or could sit on top of my computer case. I currently use a Xonar DG.
JDLabs O2+ODAC - ~$286.64 shipped
It has 3.5mm DAC input (MP3 player), but all the ports are on the front. It's also a little pricey. USA based warranty.
Schiit Magni/Modi - $209.74 shipped
Great price, sleek design, and USA based warranty.
Audio-gd NFB 15.32 - $257.50 shipped + $20 TCXO Upgrade (optional) = $277.50
A lot more features, but China based warranty. How is Audio-gd's build quality? Is the extra $20 upgrade worth it (is it purchasable by a NA company at a later time)?
Also up for recommendations. Schiit's M&M stack sounds the most appealing for price, but is the NFB 15.32 worth the extra cost on sound alone?