Amp/Dac combo, what do you recommend

jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,708
Gents:

Looking to upgrade my Emmeline SR71 headphone amp I use at work. Would like something wired (so no batteries going forward), and would like a DAC/Amp combo if feasible. What would you recommend? Trying to keep pricing around or below $200, but can move up a bit if it's worth it. Am open to stacking a small dac and amp separately, but have limited desk space so am leaning towards a combo. Thoughts?

For cans, I'm running either Bose QC35II's (noise cancelling for the win) or on rare occasion some Beyer DT 990's.

Thanks!
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,715
    Have you looked into Schiit Audio's offerings?
    Got Dayens?
  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,708
    I have. There appear to be quite a few options, so am curious what the best bang for the buck would be from Schiit, and if there are others that are more highly recommended.
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,183
    edited August 8
    take a read, a little over budget, but these two audio-gd headphone dacs get great reviews.
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/audio-gd-nfb-11-28-vs-r2r-11.858093/

    do a search for them on youtube.
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,183
    edited August 8


    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
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