Portable setups

EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,192
edited November 2016 in Headphones
Looking/thinking/pondering again about building out a decent mid-fi system at work.

Looking for something portable(ish). Can sit on my desk 24/7, or come and go with me.

What are you guys using for your setup?

I "thought" my iPhone 6+ would work decent for holding my music, but turns out I either need pair DOWN the amount of music I have on it (so I can keep it at its standard CD resolution) or get a different source....

So I'd love to know what you guys are using to see if someone has a setup that I think would work for me to copy.

I keep debating just bringing my Cambridge Audio Sonata SR20 to work and plugging in my iPhone + headphones but I'm curious what else is out there.


  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,395
    edited November 2016
    My work rig is not especially portable, but as far as music storage goes, I have a USB hardrive hooked to one of my less taxed work PC's which is running Foobar2000. Also stream from Tidal as well. Is connecting an external drive to your work machine an option?
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,192
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Is connecting an external drive to your work machine an option?

    Wish it was. Would make it SO MUCH EASIER!

    I see you've got a Furman AC-215 or 215A, a DAC of some sort, and a Schitt headphone amp (not sure which one)....

    Whats the DAC and which Schitt you got?

  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,395
    Schitt Asgard2, SMSL M8 DAC, Furman AC-215, Cullan Cable Crossover interconnects, and an Audioquest Forest USB cable
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,395
    How about bringing in your own laptop and this little guy for a DAC/Amp?

    Shameless plug: forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/174782/hifimediy-sabre-u2-async-usb-dac
  • Endershadow, I"m currently using a Marshall Monitor headphone hooked up to a Focusrite 2i4 pulling music from my desktop. I like the Focusrite in a sense that it doesn't require a seperate power supply. That's pretty portable in my book. I like the sound that is coming from it. Vocals are great but a tad on the bright side. Had headphones from Denon, Monster, and Dre Beats but I perfer the Marshall more. Grab one and try it if you have a Costco nearby. They have a great return policy but for me these aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
  • RamZetRamZet Posts: 776
    edited December 2016
    I think Schitt and Fiio own this field.
    At work I have a fiio desktop amp that a portable Dac/amp docks into.

    Check out the updated version of what I use.

    Dock $109

    Portable starts at $550

  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,552
    Do any of you use a Fiio player? if so which ones and how do you like them.
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