I have weaned myself a long time ago from headfi when I got my lovely Pico DAC/AMP and my Audio-Technica Esw10jpn and my Fischer Audio FA-002W 200-Ohm Edition Headphones.
However, my Pico DAC/amp got lost last month. I need a new AMP/DAC for my laptop.
I loved the colorization my old Pico/DAC; it really did was a tube-like experience as people say. I may buy another one merely for that coloring again.
What are the current popular models at the moment as DAC/AMPs? Are those portable player devices by HiFiMan and Astell & Kern the current popular DAC/Amps at the moment?
Or are their better portable things out there?