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Looking for recomendations for a dac and an amp. Or a single device that acts as both.

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by kaushad, Dec 26, 2012.
  1. Kaushad
    My budget is 100$  I have a desktop, so an iternal soundcard is possible.
     
    anyway.  I would like DAC and AMP recomendations.  I am looking at the e09k, but I am wondering how well it handles being a DAC as well as an amp.  All suggestions(except keep onboard) are welcome.  My headphones are sennheiser hd558s, and I am debating on whether to mod them or not.
     
  2. barrano247
    Im looking for this too, same everything, 100 dollar budget (40 bucks would be ideal though), an i have the MadDogs, they sound great id just like a bit more volume.
     
  3. GSARider Contributor
    The Fiio E09K only functions as a DAC when combined with the Fiio E17. You might want to look at the E17 on it's own (it has it's own amp & dac) and as & when funds allow, you could always add the E09K onto it - if you feel the need. The 558's have 50 Ohm drivers, so the E17 should cope with them fine - and improve your sound.
     
    You might also want to look at the E10...which is cheaper and will also cope with your 558's...at $55
     
    http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E10-USB-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B005VO7LG6
     
     
  4. Kaushad
    So, the e10 will be good for my needs? I might upgrade my cans in the next year or two to a notch or two above what I have, ie hd650.
     
  5. GSARider Contributor
    At $55 you can't really go wrong and they'll cope with headphones up to 300 ohms. Depends on your budget if you want to just get the E17 now and the E09K later.
     
  6. Andee1310
    You may get the information from this link I guess, from what they said that this is the best inexpensive USB DAC headphone amp.......
    this is the link......http://www.head-fi.org/t/572262/ha-info-u2-plus-usb-dac-headphone-amp-review-the-best-inexpensive-usb-dac-headphone-amp

     

     
  7. DemonFox
    For under $100 the eo7k Andes is the easiest choice. Easy controls great sound and tons of features
     

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