Hey guys, I was just wondering which of these DAC/Amp set ups - or any others anybody could recommend - would be best for the HE-400?
For me they all have their pros and cons in terms of portability (it would be nice to take my set up with my laptop) and versatility (I'd like to plug my speakers into them too) but sound quality is my greatest concern.
Obviously the E17/E09k combination offers portability and power, but I'm concerned about the sound quality cause I've seen a couple of people on the internet say they don't match up well with the HE-400 sound-wise. I'm gathering the Modi/Magni will give me the best SQ as it's said to work really nicely with the HE-400s, but it doesn't have the portability or extra RCA outputs I'd like (not a necessity) and it's also the most expensive all things considered. The Audinst seems like the compromise option, and it is the cheapest, but I have no idea how it sounds with the headphones and with it being an all-in-one I'm wary of how much power it can put out.
The problem here is that living in NZ, it's incredibly difficult for me to find places that stock these things at reasonable prices in the first place, let alone try them out. So that's why I'm asking here.
Any input is 100% appreciated :)
EDIT: Should also be said that I listen to literally all types of music, and my price limit is $200 USD. Sorry I didn't mention that at first!
Edited by pompower - 7/10/14 at 1:44am