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A good DAP around 100-150$?

post #1 of 19
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Hello. I just bought a Superlux HD681 EVO, and boy, I've never been so impressed. But my phone's audio output kinda sucks, and its kinda sad. So I've decided to buy a DAP. So, what DAPs are the best in that price range? Some pros would be expandable memory, simple interface, and tactile buttons. Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 19
Get the Sansa Clip+ or Zip. Then you can add a micro SD card to upgrade the storage capacity. The Sansas have sound quality comparable to iPhones and iPods.

Then sell your Superlux and get better headphones (or return them if you still have the packaging). This would give you a better sound upgrade than spending $150 on a DAP.
post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Get the Sansa Clip+ or Zip. Then you can add a micro SD card to upgrade the storage capacity. The Sansas have sound quality comparable to iPhones and iPods.

Then sell your Superlux and get better headphones (or return them if you still have the packaging). This would give you a better sound upgrade than spending $150 on a DAP.

you think so? If I were to do that, what headphones should I buy then?

post #4 of 19
Can you still return the Superlux? What would be your budget?
post #5 of 19
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Can you still return the Superlux? What would be your budget?

Yep, I still can. Everything that comes with the package is still in the box. Although I'm not quite sure about refunds... 

 

Same budget: 100-150$. Adding the superlux would give me 150-200.


Edited by skee - 4/12/14 at 9:41am
post #6 of 19
I can't advise you easily on what would be an upgrade over the Superlux sound because I haven't heard them. But yes. You would be able to get something that sounds a good bit better for $125 to $150. Stick to headphones with lower impedance, and the Sansa Clip or Zip will drive them very well.

What I would suggest is starting a new thread that says something like "Upgrade over Superlux for $125 to $150." Then describe what you would like and don't like about the Superlux and what genres of music you like to listen to Say that you will be getting a Sansa Clip or Zip. This will attract people that know the Superlux.
post #7 of 19
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I can't advise you easily on what would be an upgrade over the Superlux sound because I haven't heard them. But yes. You would be able to get something that sounds a good bit better for $125 to $150. Stick to headphones with lower impedance, and the Sansa Clip or Zip will drive them very well.

What I would suggest is starting a new thread that says something like "Upgrade over Superlux for $125 to $150." Then describe what you would like and don't like about the Superlux and what genres of music you like to listen to Say that you will be getting a Sansa Clip or Zip. This will attract people that know the Superlux.

well if that's the case, then probably I'll just stick with my cans for a while. It's only been 2 months since I bought them. Disregarding that fact, will the Sanza Clip still be the best DAP for my price range?

post #8 of 19
Until the Fiio X1 comes out yep that will likely be the best.
post #9 of 19
If you've had your headphones for 2 months, you wouldn't be able to return them. Like ProtegeManiac said, you won't do better than the Sansa Clip or Zip with your budget. Save your money for your next headphone upgrade, or upgrade your computer sound if you find the Sansa betters that.
post #10 of 19
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Until the Fiio X1 comes out yep that will likely be the best.

how much would Fiio X1 cost, if ever I'm willing to wait for it?

post #11 of 19
Price is supposed to be $100. But I wouldn't hold my breath on waiting for the X1. FiiO is still refining the design and current ETA is August. That's a long ways away when a product is still under development. Could be a good bit longer.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

If you've had your headphones for 2 months, you wouldn't be able to return them. Like ProtegeManiac said, you won't do better than the Sansa Clip or Zip with your budget. Save your money for your next headphone upgrade, or upgrade your computer sound if you find the Sansa betters that.

so the best route here is to buy Sansa Clip/Zip, then use the remaining money to buy an upgrade. Or maybe an amp would do?

post #13 of 19
An amp for what?
post #14 of 19
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An amp for what?

for my headphones.

post #15 of 19
Yes. But what audio source do you want to plug the headphone amp up to specifically? Details are always helpful smily_headphones1.gif
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