Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Frederik S, Sep 19, 2013.
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250 Euro ? price seems a bit high for pc use i think , it would be nice if it had been compared against p/p king Fiio devices btw
Sure love my TPA6120A2 chip capable of driving loads of up to 600 Ohm impedance
I wonder how this compares to those lower end receivers. It is a heck of a lot smaller than them though.
Lower end receivers typically have very bad headphone outs. Most of the ones I have seen feature ancient headphone amplifier designs.
Some older integrated amplifiers and receivers have a step down circuit for the headphone out which sound alright. To be completely frank it is a waist of space and money getting a small receiver for headphone amplification you are simply much better off buying a cheap headphone DAC/Amp or just amp and running a mini-jack to RCA to it.
maybe i found my audio card for a ITX build, since i can't have my GTX 670 4gb and Asus Xonar Essence STX in a ITX board at the same time ^^
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