Thanks to the great information on this forum, I just acquired a pair of Weston pro 30 IEMs. I am using them with my 5th gen iPod, and things sound very good. But the more I poke around on our forums, the more I have begun to wonder about adding a portable DAC/amp to my setup. I have also read that my particular iPod has quite a nice DAC, and more than enough power for IEMs (as opposed to headphones). So I am wondering what people's opinions are. Would there be a noticeable sound improvement if I added a reasonable priced (<$300) DAC/amp? Or would it be negligible?
Most of my listening is while riding my motorcycle or working out; rarely am I in a pristine listening environment with little background noise. I assume this enters into the analysis.
Thank you very much.