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Portable DAC for HD600, HD660s or Hifiman Sundara

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how high does your SINAD rating need to be?
I'm still no expert, but since these graphical overviews are referred to when describing how good a product is, I'm looking for a unit that's close to the top of the Excellent range (max 121), and not one which is close to the red bars (around 90 and downwards). My guess is that all newcomers here think that way.
 

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@Vik what do you want exactly and how portable/pocket able? You can go up to desktop separate level of performance regarding DAC but not regarding output voltage of course and it would cost you almost the same (like separate stand alone desktop grade DAC/AMP with similar performance) in the dongle market. But really (thinking on W2)?
 
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@Vik what do you want exactly and how portable/pocket able? You can go up to desktop separate level of performance regarding DAC but not regarding output voltage of course and it would cost you almost the same (like separate stand alone desktop grade DAC/AMP with similar performance) in the dongle market. But really (thinking on W2)?
I don't understand the language (Chinese?), but found this about the W2 – thanks for the tip! Will find more info too (about the W2).

(What I want? I want the closest I can get to a portable DAC-amp with great sound, with good enough output for headphones like Sundara and HD 600/650, ideally with EQ and a remote. It needs to be trouble-free with iPhones and Macs. I guess I'll, in the end, end up with two products instead of one.)
 
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@Vik use a translator, WolfX-700 is member and he did L&P W1/W2 review hire and on his own site. As the one done here is a little confusing I directed you there.
 
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