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Best sounding and most powerful USB powered DAC/Amp combo?

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by djamtrax, Mar 1, 2011.
  1. DjAmTraX
    I was thinking Apogee One or the Duet.  Your thoughts or experience on which is the BEST sounding and most powerful USB powered DAC/Amp combo?
     
    Apogee One:
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  2. Currawong Contributor
    The Duet isn't USB-powered, it uses Firewire, which has a higher output.  The Duet has a quite reasonable headphone amp built in, but nothing particularly special.
     
  3. sfhoo
    DACport
     
  4. peternguyen
    I'm going to throw it out there. How about the Fiio E10?
     
  5. alphaphoenix


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  6. Currawong Contributor
    Ooh, old thread bump.  There's now a USB Duet II. 
     
  7. burgunder
    And the Ibasso D7 too.
     
  8. ZARIM
    The DAC/AMPs like E17+E9, XM6(upgraded buffers put out full one watt), D7, D12 are powerful enough for portable use.
     

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