[recommendations]Portable dac amp combo for sony xperia z ultra+shure 425/sennheiser ie80
Apr 27, 2015 at 11:53 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

snooze107

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I've put this off long enough. My device as stated is the sony xperia z ultra with lollipop. My daily driver iem is the shure 425, but I pop out my ie80's from time to time. I am ok with having to use a power bank as an external power sorce, but would prefer not to have it. I can't go higher than $300. I also use tubes for my desktop setup, so warmth is appreciated.
 
Apr 28, 2015 at 12:36 PM Post #2 of 2

cel4145

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I would look into these two dac/amps:
http://www.jdslabs.com/products/84/c5d-amplifier-dac/
http://www.leckertonaudio.com/products/uha-6s-mkii/

Solid state amps + DACs should not offer "warmth" but be accurate and neutral. Any differences in tonal quality will be very minor (if any at all). So I would focus on which seems to be the best sound that fits your budget, not if it might perhaps add just a little warmth or not.
 

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