I am looking a portable amp for my travels.
Currently I am looking at XDuoo xd-05 but I am not sure if it worth spending an extra $176 for the plus version.
what does everyone think?
Headphone I generally take are
Bose BC 35
Sennheiser HD 58X
So not particularly hard headphone to drive
October 30, 2019, 11:56am
The plus can support DSD I believe, as well as a slightly higher DAC chip. Check this out.
It all depends on if you value the upgrades in the plus as how much more the plus is over the regular.
October 30, 2019, 12:31pm
With the headphones you take, I would say you don’t really need the plus, but if you can get the plus I would say go for it
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December 7, 2019, 5:16am
Can the plus pre-out to powered monitors?
December 7, 2019, 5:20am
I don’t think so, I believe it’s only line out.
December 7, 2019, 1:47pm
This makes me a sad panda
December 7, 2019, 2:00pm
The fiio q1 mk2 can act as a pre out because it has a variable out if you want that
December 8, 2019, 5:37pm
I have rp60s and I don’t want to have to max out the amp. I’d like the new element II but is pricey.
December 8, 2019, 5:43pm
Ah, yeah that wouldn’t be the best then, for portables, you could try to find a used ifi idsd micro or micro bl as that would be the idea portable for the t60 if you can find a good price on them
I have rp60s
You meant T60RPs, probably, but one google search and… Fostex RP60
speakers exist. Oh well!
December 9, 2019, 1:31am
Ha. Yes, sorry I mean’t T60rp. And I will look into that. I like the idea of having a small minimal yet powerful desk setup. I saw the iloud micros on sale for 200 and was going to jump, then the next day they were back to 350
Xduoo XD-05 Plus Black version released
Xduoo XD05 Plus portable DAC amplifier Black version released today by Xduoo company. Shipping will be since Dec 13th. Same price as the silver version US$ 229 .
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December 14, 2019, 4:33am
I’ve decided to give the Fiio btr5 I try. It says there’s only 15 available on Amazon and its $115.00. If it doesn’t do well on the t60rps then I can always return it or keep it for my iems/car.
Looks good in black…
…Apparently they chose this instead of doing grey bluetooth adapters.
December 20, 2019, 6:57am
Just received mine and I love it so far, it has woken up my Jubilees and Audio Technicas ATH-R70x. In fact I just ordered an ATH AD 1000X
December 20, 2019, 11:51am
The 1000x is pretty good too, probably my favorite competitive gaming can, and really nice for certain tracks as well
January 10, 2020, 12:27am
Just got mine in today. Brief listen, definitely an improvement over the topping nx4. Now have power to drive my aeolus when I’m over at my SO’s.
January 17, 2020, 1:29pm
Anyone took the plunge on this for $220 at Drop, with the BT module for $45 more? Hopefully other sites are willing to price match this.