Hi guys. I'm Ossaxet and newly registered to the forums. I've always admired the culture here at Head-Fi since I first discovered the forum three years ago, and am glad to be joining it now.
Moving on to the topic of this thread, I'm looking for a $100 DAC+amp combo. I'm looking to drive the V-Sonic GR07 MKII from it, with my desktop and an iPod as a source. Though it is not completely necessary, I would prefer that the amp could be driven by my iPod. With that in mind, that means that I am probably looking for a portable amp with a USB and 3.5 mm input (Is the 3.5 mm input required? Is there a cable for the iPod to USB?).
Browsing through the forum, I've seen recommendations to check out some of the products at Fiio and NuForce. The uDAC-2 looks interesting, as well as the E07K. I see that the E07K is far more portable, and would likely pair better with my iPod, but I'm curious as to the disparity between it and the uDAC-2. Does the uDAC bear some innate advantage? Does it have better sound quality?
If you have any more suggestions for a DAC+amp combo, do tell.