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Can anyone please recommend a cheap ( but good ) dac for my laptop to power my new Philips Fidelio X1 headphones

post #1 of 5
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looking for some good recommendations. so far im look at the Fiio Eo6 would that be a good choice? also how would i connect to a amp / dac from my laptop?

post #2 of 5
E6 is just an amp, it would connect to your headphone jack from your laptop. Unless you have a high-ish end laptop your only dac option is USB. How "cheap" is cheap? Price range?

For $~50:
HIFIMEDIY Sabre USB
ELE-Dac
Fiio E7K

$100-150:
Modi
Odac
Aune
E17
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

E6 is just an amp, it would connect to your headphone jack from your laptop. Unless you have a high-ish end laptop your only dac option is USB. How "cheap" is cheap? Price range?

For $~50:
HIFIMEDIY Sabre USB
ELE-Dac
Fiio E7K

$100-150:
Modi
Odac
Aune
E17

Hey thanks for the info, i really appreciate it. I was thinking below £50 ( i live in UK ) I did see a Fiio E17 on Amazin for £52.99 do you think thats probably my best buy in the price range i am looking at? Thanks in advance

post #4 of 5
I think the E17 is a great value for the price. You get a good smooth sounding dac and an amp with treble and bass boost options. You can also use it as an amp for console gaming by plugging into the optical output so you can game w/ headphones. Lots of features for a low price. smily_headphones1.gif
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You sold it to me :) E17 it is then :)  its only for listening to music on my  laptop

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