- Jun 22, 2013
Thanks everyone for their input.
On a side note, I'm also considering an AMP. Does anyone have any recommendations? Budget: up to 200 USD.
It might be a better idea to purchase a DAC that supports Lightning-out instead, depending on what kind of headphones you're trying to drive. The iPhone has enough power to drive most IEMs. The cheapest ones are the Cozoy Astrapi, Schitt Audio Fulla, and Peachtree Audio Shift. With the introduction of the MFI spec for Lightning headphones, the days of amps and DACs might by numbered.