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Best DAC/Amp under $50?

ZolaIII

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@calcium If you prefer something little more gaming specialised try to find Creative Sound Blaster G6 cheap. Has a EQ and scout mode. It's same CS43131 DAC (as in recommend dongles) + OP AMP (enough for old 256 Ohms HD6xx).
Just checked and new goes for 120 $ as it is (Amazon/Newegg), try to score it for less. Happy hunting for it and in games!
 

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@calcium If you prefer something little more gaming specialised try to find Creative Sound Blaster G6 cheap. Has a EQ and scout mode. It's same CS43131 DAC (as in recommend dongles) + OP AMP (enough for old 256 Ohms HD6xx).
Just checked and new goes for 120 $ as it is (Amazon/Newegg), try to score it for less. Happy hunting for it and in games!
Its $190 :3
 

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Its $190 :3
It's very interesting how Asian firm has such bad represent in home region. Well Tempotec Sonata HD Pro starts at 30$ (with USB C OTG and adapter to A cables) from it's official Aliexpress store and I am sure they cover delivery in Asia quite good. I think that's pretty much better than you hopped for so enjoy. They are quite deacent OEM.
 

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Soundblaster X1 is $50 on Amazon and it'll be a great match for your headphones, especially since it has 7.1 for gaming.
It auto detects ohm level of the headphones so you get:
1.2 Vrms (90 mW) @16 ohm
1.7 Vrms (90 mW) @32 ohm
2.4 Vrms (38 mW) @150 ohm
2.4 Vrms (10 mW) @600 ohm

You might need to get a longer USB cable though, the one it comes with is C to C and really short for a laptop. It works on Android and even Linux as well.
 
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Thanks yall, i got the Moondrop Dawn Pro and so far like it. Voices sound so forward now. Maybe it's because of my flat sounding sennys
 

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Thanks yall, i got the Moondrop Dawn Pro and so far like it. Voices sound so forward now. Maybe it's because of my flat sounding sennys

Do you still recommend it?



How does it perform in games?
 
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