dac & amp combo

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    Search for perfectionism: Upgrade audio gear chain

    Hello community, i fall in the rabbit hole of finding the perfect audio setup for me and my hearing expierences. Currently i use the following chain and i think a lot about how i can find some more details in audio listening Hearing experience I love to heare music as it is with all the pro...
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    Topping E30 II Lite issues

    Hello there everyone! Please bare with me here since I am new to this forum and I don't understand if I do something wrong (even this post I don't know for sure if it belongs here, sorry in advance if not). To jump to the issue: I recently bought a Topping E30 II Lite DAC to go with my Topping...
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    What's the best I can buy?

    hello, I'm new to this and I need help. I recently purchased some great quality equipment from a friend. A pair of Genelec 8341, Focal Utopia and Sennheiser hd 800. I was interested in putting together a setup. I live in Brazil, I have difficulty finding some equipment, but I have contacts...
  4. Benesyed

    Seeking Rec for Portable DAC/AMP with USB C connectivity and 1/4 (6.3mm) headphone out with enough power for DCA

    As stated I am looking for a portable dac/amp to use with my laptop as the source in my office with my headphones which include DCA Expanse. It does not have to be battery powered but that would be a plus. I need USB C connectivity to connect to my laptop as the source and I would like 1/4...
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    Looking for versatile desktop DAC and Amp recommendation

    Hey everyone, I'm looking to purchase a new DAC and AMP (or an all-in-one). I'm mainly using this with Hifiman Arya Stealth and Beyerdynamic DT1990 but also have Sennheiser HD6XX and some IEMs as well (Sennheiser IE300 and Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite). I currently have a 6 year old Burson Play...
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    looking for some advice on stereo system

    hey so I live in Japan and I'm looking to buy some diatone speakers, my current choice is the DS-77HRX but if you recommend something else below 40,000 yen that you think might be better please go ahead. first of all I don't know if these speakers will be good for a digital source such as a...
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    Aio Dac/Amp or Stack under 100

    Hi guys, I want / need a dac/amp with volume knob under 100€/$ ( if closer to 50$/€ better ) primarily to iem's ( i have truthear hexa , zero , hola ,shouer s12 ) and too DT990/DT880 250ohm's and Hifiman Sundara Nowadays its possible to have a good dac/amp for this price range ? without...
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    Focusrite Scarlett Solo 4th Gen Power?

    Hi everyone! Just had a quick question for ya'll. Would the new Solo have enough juice to handle a pair of Neumann KH 80's? I wasn't sure if it would be better to possibly go with the Audient iD4 MKii instead. I'm currently only planning on using the interface for my headphones and the...
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    LXmini Setup: Best DAC/Amp Combo with TV and Bluetooth Compatibility

    Hi everyone, This is my first post here, and I'm excited to be a part of this community. Over the past few months, I've been delving into the world of audio science and learning about the components involved in a setup. However, I still consider myself a noob in this field, and I'd love to...
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    Topping DX3pro+ for connecting headphones to LG C2

    Hey all, I am somewhat new to the "hifi" audio world and was wondering if a Topping DX3pro+ would be a good idea to use as dac/amp for my tv? I really like the idea of having a remote to be able to control the volume. If there are any better options around the same price I would love to know...
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    Should I upgrade my DAC/AMP stack?

    I've been told that I need to upgrade my DAC and AMP, but more on upgrading my AMP. I have a THX 789 and an SMSL SU-8 DAC. I guess my higher-impedance headphones like the ZMF Aeolus and Sennheiser HD 600 could use more power. I also recently bought the Sony MDR-Z1R and Fostex TH900 MK2 and...
  12. Alpha XVIV

    Looking for a $150-$200 desktop DAC & amp combo (AIO or stack)

    Hi! I'm very new to the forum and the audiophile hobby in general. I'm currently using a HE400se with a KA3 dongle which is enough to power it but it's probably a little too much for the little thing. I'm looking for a desktop DAC & amp combo that can power it and perhaps any other headphones...
  13. Z

    Need advice on buying an DAC and AMP

    I'm new to audio stuff and I'm currently using Fosi Audio Q4 on my PC and looking to upgrade my setup and audio listening. The SMSL SU-1 is affordable that is why I'm considering buying this but I'm not sure what headphones amp to partner up with this DAC. Could someone recommend me an...
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    Trying to create a set up, but not sure what I'm doing. [PC/Phone]

    I am trying to create a set up where I can play music from my desktop or from my phone via aux/BT. My main music library storage is on a external SSD attached to my PC (Windows 10 Education). I recently bought the Sony SSCS5-2 channel speakers. I've been doing research for the past week and have...
  15. Springfeel

    Need recommendation for AMP for B&W 707 S2

    Hello, Recently my friend gave me a pair of Bowers and Wilkins 707 S2 speakers, and I am trying to find an amplifier that can bring out the full potential of these speakers. I noticed that the Cambridge Audio CXA-81 was on sale at Crutchfield and felt that it would be a good match, but noticed...
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    DAC/AMP for the Sennheiser HD 560S (PS5 - mostly FPS shooters)

    The title is quite self explanatory. I don't know much about audio and my knowledge about DAC/AMPs is quite small and recent, and I was wondering what DAC/AMP combo I should buy. I'm currently stuck between 4. SMSL C200 Qudelix 5K Schiit HEL2 Sound Blaster G6. If you have any other...
  17. K

    Want to replace my current LCD-1 headphones

    Hi All I have the LCD-1 which I use with several amp\dac (Fiio E10k , Meizu Hifi) they sound nice and have good details but the sound is exciting only with eq. I want to replace them by s good sounding headphones up to 300$, what I need is they should be portable (like the lcd-1) and good...
  18. yllanos

    Thoughts on Topping MX3s DAC/AMP?

    Recently announced. https://apos.audio/products/topping-mx3s-built-in-bluetooth-receiver-dac-headphone-amp-digital-amplifier I’d love to see a balanced version of this model.
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    NAD 3020B as a headphone amplifier

    Hey, I'm currently using a vintage NAD 3020B as a headphone and speaker amplifier paired with a topping d10s, I have many pairs of headphones, my main pair being the hd 6xx. I feel like I could be sacrificing some sound quality using this unit as an amplifier for my headphones and was thinking...
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    HIFIMAN EF600 Desktop R2R DAC/Amp Headphone Stand

    There is a new HIFIMAN EF600 desktop DAC/Amp available for preorder: https://apos.audio/products/hifiman-ef600-desktop-dac-amp The TLDR; is: Shaped like a headphone stand 2x R2R Ladder DAC It's an EF400 with a different shape, 2 DAC chips, and more input More inputs than the EF400s USB, (RCA...
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