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I just bought the ultrasone 900 pro headphones and now need a good usb dac/amp. Will just be using this with the computer.
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post #2 of 14
How much are you willing to spend? DAC's range from $100 - $5000+.
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post #3 of 14
Use the FiiO E7/E9, its a great USB LithIon DAC/AMP combo that can drive up to 300Ohms+.
 
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post #4 of 14
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200$ maybe 300 if needed
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post #5 of 14
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could i just get the FiiO e9 does the combo do something special?
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Jindaman View Post
could i just get the FiiO e9 does the combo do something special?
I believe the E7 is the DAC and the E9 is an amp. But don't quote me on that.
post #7 of 14
I have the zero dac that is great for the money. It's a little older but I am fairly certain zero is still around selling a newer model.

My recommendation is to head I er to head-fi.org forums. There you will learn everything you could ever wish to know about headphones, amps and dacs.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Jindaman View Post
could i just get the FiiO e9 does the combo do something special?
The combo is a sum of parts that give more amperage for driving headphones outside of the E7 range and gives more of an added "punch" to audio.
 
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post #9 of 14
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Im going to go with the Audinst HUD-mx1.
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post #10 of 14
There's no special magic because of the combo. The e7 is the DAC, the E9 is the amp. I would recommend you sell your Titanium Fatality and put it towards an external DAC. With ~$350 you could get a nice DAC with a built in amp.

But in all honesty, I think you would be happy with the Audio GD NFB-12. ~About $250 new after shipping.

There are other Audio-GD products to look at as well if you want to spend more.

http://www.audio-gd.com/PriceList.htm

I should add that you may have buyers remorse with the Audinst. You'll always crave more from it especially after having paid 180 for it.
Edited by Simca - 10/5/11 at 3:53pm
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