Originally Posted by rulery
I'm looking for a Dac/Amp for my son. His primary source is his S4. This combo will be used with NVX XPT100's.
Portability is not a concern. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
My quest is to slowly upgrade his sources and equipment to appreciate quality recording, so this is my starting point.
FYI, he is a freshman in high school.
You should consult this thread, there's a link to a Google docs every five pages (every page that ends in 0 and 5) with an updated table. AFAIK, when the S4 came out, it had some incompatibilities vs the S3, which I've tried with and worked with any self-powered DACs (ie every chip of it is driven by its own battery and power supply).
In any case here's my system now...this amp was made back in 2008 or thereabouts, and its USB DAC is powered by its own power supply. No drivers needed and the current from the USB OTG is enough to power the input indicator lamp. Any dock that can sync can work with an OTG cable as the data pins are wired from the male plug going into the phone to the port in the rear.
Edited by ProtegeManiac - 5/17/14 at 9:16am