Dac for gaming use, budget 150-200 $
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Hi I'm looking for a dac , I usually play FPS , few time watching Films or Tv Series


my budget is 150-200$ and I have AKG K7XX and magni 3

so what do you recommend ?
 
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to be honest this is the first time I heard this name can you tell me more about it?
 
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I just check the price it is higher than what I have ! 299 is a lot
 
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I'd recommend a Bifrost Uber used for that Amp/headphone. Very good for gaming.
 
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I'd recommend a Bifrost Uber used for that Amp/headphone. Very good for gaming.
I don't have money for Bifrost used , I just check ebay starting 225 $ and the shipping 41 $
what about Modi2 ?
 
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Modi 2 Uber is a great DAC for the money. Though I'd also be looking towards Topping in that price bracket as their sabre based DAC would excel in gaming vs the 4490 with its 'bloom' used in the Modi 2 Uber.
 
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Modi 2 Uber is a great DAC for the money. Though I'd also be looking towards Topping in that price bracket as their sabre based DAC would excel in gaming vs the 4490 with its 'bloom' used in the Modi 2 Uber.
do you mean by Topping , D50 ? but it's 250$
 
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do you mean by Topping , D50 ? but it's 250$
Hey jeff, for your budget I would simply stick to the basics. You can get a Grace SDAC + Objective2 combo unit for well within your price range. It has a measured/guaranteed dynamic range of over 100dB and anything better will cost easily above $400+. You could simply stick with this device forever if you don't get any upgrade nervosa, it's that good.

check out the blinq open box deal it's the best you can get for the money, imo https://www.ebay.com/itm/Massdrop-O...Design-SDAC-with-110V-AC-Adapter/352301262500

Edit: did not see you already have the magni, sorry about that.
 
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You could always try the Fiio A5, it's $130, has a bass boost switch which is good for hearing them footsteps in FPS and on the plus side, it's portable.
 
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My mistake then. :sweat_smile:
Hey no problem : p just my experience with bass boost and games. Footsteps are really soft sounds, gunshots will overwhelm everything else when boosted.
 
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