Pioneer XPA-700 - Best Option? Are there any alternatives?
Oct 24, 2015 at 8:21 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1


100+ Head-Fier
Jun 19, 2014
Hi, I need advice to find the best possible portable DAC/amp for my ZX1, ZX2 and ZX100 daps. I've never used amps or DAC's before and I don't know very much about them. This is my list of requirements:
-DAC must support DSD Native 5.6 MHz (or 2.8 MHz at least) and PCM 192kHz 24bit (at least).
-Android Walkman Compatible.
-High power amp.
-Not over 300 euro/$350 although I'm open to spend some more on a certain Amp/Dac if it's really worth it.
-The longer the battery life, while playing DSD/Hi-Res files through the USB output, better. 
A device which has attracted my attetion has been Pioneer XPA-700. XPA-700 excites me but I read that it's got short battery life. Do you know what is its maximum battery length while playing DSD and Hi-Res through the digital connection with the battery fully recharged?. Besides, I guess this DAC/amp is Android Walkman compatible but I haven't confirmed it yet. What do you think of this and what other options can you suggest me?
Some of my headphones and iems are Philips Fidelio X2, Sony Z7, JVC HA-SZ2000, Audio Technica ATH-MSR7, Sony EX1000, Monster Turbine Pro Copper, Sony XBA H3, etc.
This is my second thread on this topic because no one paid any attention to the previous one.
I'll appreciate your help very much.

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