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Short list for DAC/headphone amp with optical input

Dogen

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First time poster - love the site and the approach! I’m in the market for a small tabletop DAC/headphone amp with optical input. The requirements are 1) some weight so it doesn’t scoot around on my table, 2) rotary volume control, and as stated TOSLINK input, I’d be using the optical output of an Apple Airport Express, which sounds good on its own, but I’d like a physical volume control. I’ll have fun researching the options, but what would you suggest for a short list? I’m using a Sony MDR V6, but would like something flexible that would work with an upgrade.

I’d like to spend USD 150 or less.

Many thanks in advance,
 

Dogen

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Well, I went ahead and ordered a Topping D3, now under USD 100. I’ll let you know how it goes!
 

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Welcome to the Self-Service area of the forum.
 
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