Decent/Cheap amp with a built in DAC?
Aug 9, 2013 at 10:01 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

InfiniteZr0

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Hey guys, just wondering if anyone has a suggestion for an amp ~100
A really important thing is that I could plug in a toslink into it
I found http://amzn.com/B006GJ2SK4 which seem to be the the cheapest solution.
Other than that, I'm not really picky about it afaik at least lol
Just wondering what you guys had for suggestions before I pull any triggers
 
Sorry, didn't know there's a recommendations section now. If a mod could move this over there
 
Aug 9, 2013 at 12:28 PM Post #2 of 8

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Maverick audio D1, Zero Dac (chinese) the closest to your price range
 
Aug 9, 2013 at 2:01 PM Post #3 of 8

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Thanks for the suggestions but those are slightly out of my price range

I did some digging and found out about the Fiio E17
I know it's not full sized, but the aspect that I could still use it as a portable is nice.
It's $105 on Amazon atm so I think I'm pretty interested
 
Aug 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM Post #6 of 8

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for that, I wouldn't say amplification is a concern to worry about, an amp or amp/dac  won't bring a notable enough difference with those headphones at the price. If you are adamant about getting one, the e17 will serve you well, but i think taking the e12 montblanc would be a better choice
 
Aug 9, 2013 at 3:40 PM Post #7 of 8

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I checked out the e12 and it looks like I can't connect a toslink to it
Most of the reason I want a dac is because I have to play my PS3 on one of my monitors, which when I plug my headphones into it, I get this terrible static
That's why I want to get an amp/dac combo so I connect directly from my PS3
Being able to connect my PC and other devices is a great plus
 
Aug 9, 2013 at 8:01 PM Post #8 of 8

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Right. The E12 is just an amp. No DAC. Need a DAC to process the digital signal from toslink into analog.

I think your instincts are right. Get the E17. For $105, you aren't going to do any better than it. It's a great value at the price :)
 

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