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Old 09-08-2018, 12:30 PM   #1
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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
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:43 PM   #2
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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
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:49 PM   #3
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K7XX with these DACs
I am still new to the dac/amp thingy lol so wanted to try it out
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:29 AM   #4
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any help ?
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:38 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:55 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:43 AM   #7
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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.
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.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:10 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:23 PM   #9
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Do u need portability or not?
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:58 PM   #10
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No I don't need portability. Just for desktop use only. I will try the LE when I have time
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Old 16-08-2018, 11:36 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 18-08-2018, 11:31 AM   #12
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Schitt modi + schiit mani3?
99usd each
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Old 19-08-2018, 02:29 PM   #13
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In the end i buy G5 for gaming Lol
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