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computer USB DAC/amplifier

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by musiclicn, Nov 16, 2017.
  1. musiclicn
    hi guys,

    I am looking to buy USB DAC/ amplifier for watching TV/ movies on my desktop/ laptop.
    Headphone: AKG K701, Sennheiser hd 650
    Budget: < 200 USD

    what do you guys think of (other devices are highly welcomed.)
    1. Fiio E10k
    2. Schiit stack. (Magni + Modi 2)
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2017
  2. PurpleAngel Contributor
    Both the 62-Ohm AKG K701 and 300-Ohm Sennheiser HD650 like a lot of juice to sound their best.
    If the DAC/amp is to be used with a laptop, does the DAC/amp need to be portable?
    Or as your thinking of getting the Schiit stack, your looking just to use it around your home?
  3. NA Blur
    Between those go with the stack. Separate power supplies for the DAC and amp in addition to great customer service.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2017
  4. musiclicn
    I use it at home. so it does not require portable, but does not want it too bulky.:smile_phones:
  5. orangefridge
  6. ProtegeManiac Contributor
    For that money you'd be better off with the Schiits. Magni3 has more than eenough power for either of those headphones. Anything more expensive and you're paying more for lower noise or lower/different distortion characteristics than outright power increase.

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