I'm the only in the house using an apple device currently. I have 1.5 year old 7th Gen Ipod Classic. To keep using it with my current iems, I need a portable amp. The C5 seems like the best budget option (or at least best budget to cost ratio). And yet...is it really time to put $200 into a portable amp? It kind of seems that since there are so many new daps coming out, it may not be a bad time to retire the classic, skip buying a portable amp and move on to the future which seems to be daps that have decent internal amps. Now, if smartphones improve their dacs, it seems like a C5 would be a good investment again, that I'd be able to use over many years. So keep the classic and get a portable amp...or ditch the classic and get a dap?
Edited by imackler - 3/22/14 at 2:54pm