Are there any recommendations for a DAC (and amp) powered via USB? Ideally something small and portable.
I have a work supplied laptop and travel quite a lot, so carting around additional power supplied is a non starter. I did try a Dragonfly, but it lasted 2 days before it went back. I found its sound to be very shrill, shouty and quite offensive. For balance, I did try it on 2 different PCs and with 3 different sets of headphones. It was crap everywhere.
If it makes any difference, I listen mainly to rock and EDM.