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New user, low cost good quality dac/headphone amp

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Hi new here...

Listening mostly to Spotify free at the moment and checking out Deezer as well.

Listening via a Note 2 and a Note 10.1 2014 through Philips Fidelio M1 'phones - they are the bluetooth version but I use them wired indoors. Have taken a fancy to the Fidelio X1 as well but going to wait on them.

Sound is great to my ears but I have inherited a set of mighty Sharp HP-400h 'phones from my dad and would love to give them a go. Don't think my Nores are going to be enough to drive them thougj so looking for a good quality headphone amp around the £100 mark - in built dac would be good as well to try, tested both Notes with a USB OTG cable and a Logitech USB headphone connector and worked well so I guess both devices put digital audio out the USB without issue.

Cheers!
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bump...
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iBasso D-Zero works with the Samsungs I think. 

post #4 of 9
A little more than your budget, but the FiiO E18 DAC/amp was designed to work well with Android.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks both, will check them. Can the FiiO be run directly from the mains or does it only charge and runs always off the battery?
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By "mains" do you mean does it power off the phone or tablet? Sorry. I don't know. But I don't think you should worry about that. My understanding is that it has a high capacity battery that can be used to charge a phone.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Yep, I mean if it's plugged in to charge does it run directly off the input power or via the charge circuit and battery - is the battery replaceable?
post #8 of 9
Try here for more info about E18: http://www.head-fi.org/t/628254/fiio-e18
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks.
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