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Cheap but good dac

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by reallyfast, Nov 24, 2012.
  1. ReallyFast
    Looking for a good dac for under $100. I've looked at the fiio e7 because it comes with a built in amp.
     
  2. HamilcarBarca
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    What are you going to attach it to?
     
  3. ReallyFast
    using a ipod touch and ath-m50s
     
  4. PurpleAngel Contributor
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    Fiios with any DAC features will not work with apple portable products, like iPods and iPhones (Apple product would at least need a USB port).
    The cheapest DAC that can connect to the apple's LOD port is the HRT iStreamer, $155, and it's not really designed to work as a portable.
    ATH-M50 may not benefit much with portable amplifiers, over being connected straight to the iPods headphone jack.
    The Fiio E11 ($62) with a Fiio L cable ($10) is about the best you can do for something portable for use with the iPod.
     
  5. ReallyFast
    Is there a big difference in sound coming out of the headphones when using a fiio e6 amp versus the e11
     
  6. PurpleAngel Contributor
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    With using the 50-Ohm ATH-M50, I doubt you would hear much difference, if any.
    Maybe a little in the bass with the E11 on full boost.
     
  7. ReallyFast
    Thanks for the reply. I'm glad I found this website.
     

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