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liquidgal
post Jun 1 2015, 08:32 PM


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QUOTE(weiwen @ Jun 1 2015, 06:08 PM)
Hi all sifu,
I need some recommend on portable amp / DAC can use by smartphone to headphone

Budget around 400
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If can top up to 500+ can consider Fiio E18. Support otg (android).
Driving power not very strong but enough for low impendance headphones and iem.
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post Jun 1 2015, 10:43 PM


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QUOTE(liquidgal @ Jun 1 2015, 08:32 PM)
If can top up to 500+ can consider Fiio E18. Support otg (android).
Driving power not very strong but enough for low impendance headphones and iem.
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how about e12 ?
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post Jun 2 2015, 10:16 AM


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QUOTE(weiwen @ Jun 1 2015, 10:43 PM)
how about e12 ?
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E12 got no dac, it meant to be paired with DAC/DAP with line out.
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post Jun 2 2015, 03:44 PM


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Hai guys, not sure where to ask but I'm currently using a Grado sr125e and looking to add amplifier or a dac but not sure which brand to choose. can you guys suggest me several good brands. Thanks!
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post Jun 2 2015, 04:11 PM


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QUOTE(lampard53 @ Jun 2 2015, 03:44 PM)
Hai guys, not sure where to ask but I'm currently using a Grado sr125e and looking to add amplifier or a dac but not sure which brand to choose. can you guys suggest me several good brands. Thanks!
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Not sure how much is your budget and whether you are looking for portable dac amp or desktop unit is fine.

For entry level usb dac amp, can consider Fiio E10K.
Slightly higher range desktop unit, can consider Aune T1 MK2. It's a tube DAC with build in amp. You can still change the tube to adjust the sound signature and improve the quality of DAC.

For portable dac amp wise, can check out Fiio E17K & E18 if you wish to connect to phone. E17k is not officially support android though. Needs to download app
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post Jun 2 2015, 07:19 PM


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QUOTE(lampard53 @ Jun 2 2015, 03:44 PM)
Hai guys, not sure where to ask but I'm currently using a Grado sr125e and looking to add amplifier or a dac but not sure which brand to choose. can you guys suggest me several good brands. Thanks!
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I really liked my grado back then, pairing with the Centrance dacport 1 ohm version.
Perhaps you can look around for a used unit for a lower price. smile.gif
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post Jun 2 2015, 10:08 PM


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Any recommendations for an IEM friendly portable amp? Going to Japan next month, may buy something over there that's cheap.

Source: Nexus 5 or desktop PC
Equipment: Earwerkz Supra, UD120 DAC
Requirement: Needs clean audio output, IEMs too sensitive to noise in home desktop and office laptop
Budget: Preferably <RM600 but open to anything portable that may exceed it slightly. Looking for options that can be significantly cheaper in Japan.

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post Jun 2 2015, 10:10 PM


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QUOTE(yimingwuzere @ Jun 2 2015, 10:08 PM)
Any recommendations for an IEM friendly portable amp? Going to Japan next month, may buy something over there that's cheap.
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as per the very first post of this thread:

Make ur inquiries formatted like this

Source : pmp, tablet, lappy,
Equipment : existing amp, amp/dac, cans,
Requirement : What u want in the amp, the characteristic / sound siggy
Budget : exact figure at least xxx-xxx

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post Jun 8 2015, 05:43 PM


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Can anyone recommend me a dac ?

Source: Ipad mini, sony nwz-a845, pc, andriod system.
Equipment:Sony xba-a2
Requirement: bypass walkman and ipad internal dac, ever to drive the sony-xba-a2 at best performance.prefer warmer sound
Budget: Preferably 1500 or lightly over.

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dear all. please continue in the new thead

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