Well my old faithful Auzentech Prelude has died on me, so I decided it was time to give having a dedicated DAC a go. I currently have a Meier Corda Arietta, and a HD650 which I have had for around 5 years, and am very happy with. I have been considering upgrading the HD650 to a HD700 or even perhaps a HD800 if I decide that it's worth the price. Naturally this means the AMP would have to be upgraded as well. This means I am hopefully looking for a DAC that can support a HD700 perhaps even a 800 depending on the price. The DAC should have a USB connection but does not have to be USB powered. Optical/SPDIF is also an option
I have been looking /asking around and have been given som DAC names/recommendations, but I value the opinion of "Head-Fiers" the highest because I have always ended up making purchases I am happy with after asking around here. When I was given these DAC recommendations, but I did not mention that I would perhaps be getting a HD700 or HD800.
Recommendations to far:
ODAC + 02
RL friends mentioned a "Schiit Stack" I assume he means a modi or loki?
Somone also mentioned JDSLabs something but I can't for the love of remember the model type.
Sorry I know there is not much to go on, I would say my budget is somewhere around 250€ - 300€. I also suck at making decision on minor things like this and just like to gather tons of info first. >.>
Edited by Wobbley - 6/13/14 at 10:43am