If you go with the 2.5 balanced version, the E1DA 9038SG3 have enough power to drive high impedance earbuds. It works with ios gear, though you have to get the cable separately.
For desktop use I am very happy with the E1DA PowerDAC v2, this one would need external power to function optimally with a mobile device. Though you get even more power and a parametric EQ for free.
Both sound great and are an excellent value.
@sfrsfr Not meaning to harp but I am indeed extremely interested in hearing your thoughts and experience regarding noise and low impedance high sensitivity earbuds with your E1DA PowerDac v2. Any insight would be most appreciated. Cheers.No issue regarding noise with lower impedance high sensitivity earbuds on the PowerDac?