My V-moda m-100s will be here today or tomorrow.
They are very efficient: 103 dB @ 1kHz 1mW
I am going on a long trip (5 weeks). Bringing my Iphone 5, Ipad 3 (for movies and TV), and my PS Vita (which has REALLY low volume).
I was thinking of picking up the Fiio E12 for the trip.
When I get back, I was considering getting the Schiit Modi DAC or the ODAC for my laptop at work. I would be running flac files out of the laptop.
For now I would just being running the DAC into the e12 while at work.
My thoughts are that can get a great budget DAC that will last me for years, if not life, and I can always get different amps down line when I get different headphones.
1. Will the e12 + iphone 5+ m-100s make a difference? They may not "need" it, but some people explain "it will add sauce to my already well prepared steak."
2. Will the laptop (flac files) + ODAC (or Modi) + e12 (for now) + m-100 make a difference?
I know the m-100s are very efficient but even v-moda sells an amp for them. I am reading Nwav's blog on amps, and dacs, and impedance. I am really on the fence about this.