I'm trying to figure out what's the best amp/DAC combo I can buy for $100-$150 for my needs. I currently have a Fiio E9 for my desktop where I do all my production, but I'd like something portable to use with my ultrabook on the go from time to time. Here are my needs:
1. It has to drive my 250 ohm DT880s
2. It needs to have a quality DAC. Ultrabook's sound card is garbage.
3. Portability (lightweight, small, USB powered)
My initial research leads me to either the Fiio E07k or the E17, since they are portable, and can also interface with my existing E9 if ever needed. They're also in my price range. I am a bit worried about their ability to drive my phones. Suggestions?
Edited by cicatrize - 5/16/14 at 9:41am