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Old 10-02-2017, 08:08 PM   #1
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So, I got some money, and I want a DAC amp finally. Someone here recommended the FiiO E7 or something to me a while back, but I'm only seeing it listed for over $200. I'm not paying anywhere near that. I'm hoping for something decent at $60 or less. I've no idea about the reputation on any of these products, and I've bought bad electronics on more than one occasion, so I'd rather not go into this blind.

Any suggestions? Portability is not a concern, but it'll have to work for 3DS and PC, though I think that's why it needed to be a DAC amp. Only thing I've found that seems reasonable, is this thing.

https://www.amazon.com/K1-Portable-H...ywords=dac+amp
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:26 PM   #2
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I dunno about working with the 3DS (this is a USB connection) but I know the FiiO e10k is pretty close to your price range and mine is pretty good.
https://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E10K-Hea...words=fiio+e17


Failing that, the e17k is more costly but is portable so I'd assume it has a way to connect to the 3DS.
https://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E17K-ALP...words=fiio+e17
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:21 AM   #3
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Doesn't look bad, but being able to work with 3DS is a must, cause that'd be what I use it for more than half the time.

After a bit more digging, I found this thing I'm leaning towards getting. fiio e6. Great price, tiny size, apparently comes with the cable I need to plug it into the 3DS or PC (3.5mm male to male). Apparently doesn't improve sound quality, but I'm after improved volume anyways.

https://www.amazon.com/E6-Portable-A.../dp/B005HJWWW8

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Old 10-15-2017, 01:14 AM   #4
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I ordered the Fii0 e6 in the end, it's an amp, but not a dac amp. After a bit more research, it turns out dac amps don't really work all that well with 3DS. Hopefully it will turn out to be good.
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:09 AM   #5
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I'd imagine it will. FiiO are generally pretty good quality bits of kit.
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