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post #1 of 9
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Does anyonehave any suggestions for a desktop DAP player?

I own several portable DAPs which I run through a dedicated headphone amp.

I dislike having all those external audio and USB cable hanging out. They seem fragile, especially with the micro form factor connectors.

 

The portable players work well, but what I am looking for is a "desktop" audio component which will play my external media through my headphones.

I do not need audio CD playback (optional), just my FLAC files.

 

I do want it to have a great built-in headphone amp capable of driving my 600 ohm cans.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 9

I would also love something similar to this. I have a computer as my source right now, but it is too loud for open headphones. Though I wouldn't mind adding an amp to a stationary DAP, something quiet with lots of storage would be amazing.

post #3 of 9

This would be interesting, but I doubt any company is going to make one anytime soon because not many people will buy it. 

post #4 of 9

Do most people just use a computer as their source? I've been thinking of getting a CD player, but I would have to burn everything I own to CDs.

post #5 of 9

There are plenty of these. Not sure what price range you're looking at, but they range the gamut of the audio market. I recently read a review of the Marantz NA-11S1 on Stereophile: http://www.stereophile.com/content/marantz-reference-na-11s1-network-audio-playerdac

Is that the kind of thing you're looking for?

post #6 of 9

That's pretty awesome, more features than I need though. Thanks for the link, I'll definably have to check into Marantz more. What I'm really looking for is just an audio player with storage and a pretty good DAC, or ability to connect an external DAC. I think I would be willing to spend around $400, but I'm not sure if that is realistic.

post #7 of 9
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That's the whole point - NOT to have to have to turn on my PC.

 

I'm looking for a dedicated desktop component only with this specific purpose.

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Yes, a unit like the Marantz. I would not need so many bells and whistles.

 

Something like a desktop audio component like the iBasso DX-90, etc.

post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by JohnDoe1111 View Post
 

Does anyonehave any suggestions for a desktop DAP player?

 

 

Aune S1

 

Cocktail Audio X30

 

 

Olive 04HD

 

Musical Fidelity M1 CLic

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