I’m looking for a new DAC/AMP or a DAC and an AMP for roughly 50/50 gaming and music. I use a pair of ATH-M50x most of the time and occaisonally a pair of DT 770M 80 Ohms. I generally like a more neutral and detailed sound. My current DAC/AMP is a FiiO E10K that I’ve had for a few years. I love the E10K, but it’s not too reliable with maintaining the same volume for the left and right channels sometimes. I’m also looking for a setup that would provide a good upgrade path and be able to drive more difficult headphones.
My budget is up to around $250 but somewhat flexible if it’s worth it. So far I’ve been trying to decide between the following:
- FiiO K3
- FiiO K5 Pro
- ifi Nano iDSD
- Schiit Asgard with DAC module
- Schiit Hel
- Schiit Magni + Schiit Modi
I’m open to any suggestions though. Thanks!