Hello all :-)
So I sold my car a few weeks ago which was my main source of hifi away from the home, and I'm in need of a new portable rig now. I'm trying to learn as much as I can, but I'd like some feedback/suggestions/advise before I pull the trigger on anything.
I am after:
DAC/Amp (balanced output)
I do have a couple of requirements:
- Maximum stack of 2 including DAP & DAC/Amp for portable use (I want portable, not transportable)
- The DAC/AMP I purchase must also serve as a balanced headphone amp between my Essence STX soundcard and my HE-400 headphones for home.
At this stage I'm considering a rockboxed DX50 as a temporary DAP until the DX90 is released. Then the DX50 will be relegated to gym/cycling duties paired with my current RE0 & RE-400's
For a DAC/AMP I'm considering the [url=http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com/products/intruder]RSA 'Intruder'[/url] as this unit seems to fit my requirements well. Any thoughts on how this would fit into my portable rig with the DX50/90 and which CIEM's should I be looking to pair with it? or any other recommendations?
How would the 'Intruder' go as a balanced headphone amp between my STX and HE-400's?
Please feel free to recommend anything else you think could suit my needs and is within budget.
I'll also need some cable recommendations.
My music tastes are mostly downtempo electronic, blues, rock and some classical.
My current portable setup is RE0 and RE-400 via Android.
Thanks in advance for any feedback/advice you can share :-)