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post #21 of 26
Someone posted in amazon.com reviews that their K702s (are they similar?) are running fine off Creative X-FI HD USB DAC. Every once in a while there is a fire sale for those DACs for like $60 or so. Of course, Creative's claim that it will drive up to 300ohm headphones is complete B.S. It's been confirmed that there is a $1 JRC4556 amp chip inside.
Edited by ZAKOH - 1/19/11 at 11:57pm
post #22 of 26
Sorry I didn't read this thread but this might be a good dac/amp combo. It's a little over your budget though.

Also, heres a nice review from head-fi.
post #23 of 26
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so, my budget's expanded to about $200-ish, but it has to be from Amazon
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FiiO E7 and E9 are supposed to be a great pair as far as Headfi is concerned. Looking into them myself when I get a little bit more cash to my name.
    
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post #25 of 26
If you want a stand alone DAC the Sparrow from Audio-gd is excellent for the price. My roommate has a FUN and it's excellent. I have an NFB-12 on the way and I suspect it to be great as well.
post #26 of 26
I have an E7 at work on the 701's at home. I'll try out the combo for you next week. The E7 is a great little DAC.

Edit: I'll tell you know that the E7 will not power the 701's alone.. You will want the E9 also.
Edited by mahtareika - 1/22/11 at 12:48pm
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