I have given up hope for a certain crowdfunding project to eventually deliver and decided to upgrade my portable listening experience otherwise. Up until now, my setup has merely consisted of my trusty iPhone and a pair of Noble K10. Keeping a somewhat limited budget of about $500 in mind, I am now deliberating whether to go the DAC or DAP route. Options I am considering at the moment: Cowon Plenue D, iBasso DX150 or CAYIN N5II for DAPs and FiiO Q5, iFi Audio xDSD or Chord Mojo for DACs. Any input is highly appreciated.