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zacky1223 09-08-2018 12:30 PM

Desktop DAC/AMP recommendation
 
Hi guys, I would need your help to advise which of these 2 is better?

IFI AUDIO NANO IDSD LE
Creative E5/G5

Usage: Music (Spotify)
Gaming( Mostly FPS)
Youtube
Movie.

Budget less than $200

Current headset: Massdrop AKG k7xx
G933 Logitech
Sony wh1000XM2

Seth Lee 09-08-2018 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zacky1223 (Post 115908524)
Hi guys, I would need your help to advise which of these 2 is better?

IFI AUDIO NANO IDSD LE
Creative E5/G5

Usage: Music (Spotify)
Gaming( Mostly FPS)
Youtube
Movie.

Budget less than $200

Current headset: Massdrop AKG k7xx
G933 Logitech
Sony wh1000XM2

K7XX with these DACs :eek:

zacky1223 09-08-2018 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seth Lee (Post 115909562)
K7XX with these DACs :eek:

I am still new to the dac/amp thingy lol so wanted to try it out :)

zacky1223 10-08-2018 06:29 AM

any help ? :)

John010 11-08-2018 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zacky1223 (Post 115908524)
Hi guys, I would need your help to advise which of these 2 is better?

IFI AUDIO NANO IDSD LE
Creative E5/G5

Usage: Music (Spotify)
Gaming( Mostly FPS)
Youtube
Movie.

Budget less than $200

Current headset: Massdrop AKG k7xx
G933 Logitech
Sony wh1000XM2


The ifi is a great option, I have a few of their products and they never disappoint. Plus you can make use of the return policy from Stereo and test the unit at home and see if they are up to your expectation.

dumboi2 11-08-2018 12:55 AM

Second iFi. Own the original Nano iDSD and Micro iDSD. Got a number of firmware updates over the years that added new features like MQA support.

zacky1223 11-08-2018 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dumboi2 (Post 115936923)
Second iFi. Own the original Nano iDSD and Micro iDSD. Got a number of firmware updates over the years that added new features like MQA support.

Quote:

Originally Posted by John010 (Post 115936752)
The ifi is a great option, I have a few of their products and they never disappoint. Plus you can make use of the return policy from Stereo and test the unit at home and see if they are up to your expectation.

Hi guys, thanks for the help. :) Yst when I went down to Stereo Westgate the guy told me the LE version is outdated as in the build. I havent tried yet as the device is low batt. I dont really understand what he is meant as I am still new to this. He recommended me the black label version which is $100 more. I feel the sound quality of the black label is very good but probably i should go other outlet to try the LE version before deciding. :)

John010 11-08-2018 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by zacky1223 (Post 115937998)
Hi guys, thanks for the help. :) Yst when I went down to Stereo Westgate the guy told me the LE version is outdated as in the build. I havent tried yet as the device is low batt. I dont really understand what he is meant as I am still new to this. He recommended me the black label version which is $100 more. I feel the sound quality of the black label is very good but probably i should go other outlet to try the LE version before deciding. :)


iFi's black label is usually better than the normal version and like the Micro iDSD BL I have, it's audibly better than the standard Micro iDSD. I don't think the nano iDSD LE is outdated but perhaps specs wise not as IMBA as the BL.

Shutterbox 11-08-2018 02:23 PM

Do u need portability or not?

zacky1223 11-08-2018 10:58 PM

No I don't need portability. Just for desktop use only. I will try the LE when I have time

Dhitto 16-08-2018 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by zacky1223 (Post 115950896)
No I don't need portability. Just for desktop use only. I will try the LE when I have time

Would suggest getting something that doesn't have a battery if that's the case.

Such as a Sabaj Da3.

Shutterbox 18-08-2018 11:31 AM

Schitt modi + schiit mani3?
99usd each

zacky1223 19-08-2018 02:29 PM

In the end i buy G5 for gaming Lol


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