Ak Jr or XDP-100R or any other DAC for around the same price (First DAC)
Jan 14, 2017 at 7:41 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 13

jusxusfanatic

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Ak Jr or XDP-100R or any other DAC for around the same price (First DAC)
 
Which one should I buy? And if the Ak jr wins, should I buy a used one for 120 US less? Thanks :)
 
Please do give me other options for around the same price!
 
Jan 15, 2017 at 2:47 PM Post #7 of 13

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I believe you meant DAPlayer instead of DAConverter...
If your priority is sound, the ak jr and the xdp100r will not be your go to. 
You can turn your eyes toward those Chinese "bricks" such as fiio x5, dx90, shanling m5, or cayin n5. You can also try the l&p l3 if you are looking for a balanced output. I believe you can find reviews of all these products. 

If you can raise you budget a little, my personal favorite out of those bricks is the cayin i5 ($499 on amazon), I can go into the details if you are interested:)
 
Jan 15, 2017 at 4:51 PM Post #8 of 13

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The Onkyo DP-X1 is very good player.
 
Jan 15, 2017 at 8:13 PM Post #11 of 13

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Hmm sounds good! I mainly listen to metal, so I want one thats balanced I guess. Any suggestions? Thanks!

If you want the balanced output you should go with the l&p l3/l3pro for their great 2.5mm balanced output (much better than their 3.5).
For a cheaper option you can also try the new aune m1s. It also has a 2.5 balanced and it's probably the best bang for the buck at its price level.
Hope this helps.
 

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