USB DAC for GR07 BE
Feb 16, 2014 at 4:16 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

honfoglalo

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Hello all!
 
I would like to get an USB dac instead of my poor onboard audio for my pc.
I found Sabre U2, but I also read that its not a good match with the GR07BE.
What about the Musiland Mini 01?
Anything else, under ~60USD? (used okay too)
 
Thanks
 
Feb 16, 2014 at 5:28 PM Post #2 of 4

TekeRugburn

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  Hello all!
 
I would like to get an USB dac instead of my poor onboard audio for my pc.
I found Sabre U2, but I also read that its not a good match with the GR07BE.
What about the Musiland Mini 01?
Anything else, under ~60USD? (used okay too)
 
Thanks

 
no matter what anyone says, driving headphones straight from a dac is not recommended.  You'd need an amp to go along with it.  hifimediy or stoner accoustics makes good cheap dacs.  
 
Feb 16, 2014 at 6:11 PM Post #4 of 4

TekeRugburn

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  And which is the cheapest recommended amp? If the Sabre u2 isnt good for the GR07BE what would be?
GR07BE IEM ~ 40ohm. I have to stay under 80USD.

 
you could get a fiio 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E07K-Portable-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B00A9LHLQ6/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1392592086&sr=8-7&keywords=fiio
 
http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-Portable-Headphone-Amplifier-Black/dp/B003N0XDT4/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1392592086&sr=8-11&keywords=fiio
 
sure you could get them even cheaper at the for sale forums here.  I saw an audioengine d1 for 95 at the forums.  it'd fit your needs and i think would be better overal than the fiio's.
 
the fiios can be used as a portable amp along with ipods, while the audioengine can only be used with the computer.  
 

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