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    Default Portable headphone amp from Meridian

    This might be a winner:

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/12/m...-portable-dac/

    This might be exactly what I need for the office, considering all of my listening is done through my PC. I could certainly use it at home as well.
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    There'a a lot of choices here.
    Audioquest dragonfly, ibasso (multble models) Headamp Pico.
    There are many less expensive ones as well.
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    Yeah it'll be interestiing to see how that one holds up against the DragonFly
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    yes this is an interesting one for sure.. i really like my DF so it will be interesting to see how it will compare.. and people will compare it as close to price as they are..
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    I came up with an Ibasso d12 in a trade. It's in the same price range and
    runs Senns with no problem. The only issue there is it's a larger device.
    I t has a rechargable battery, so it has more power to drive the big guns.
    The Pico is a step up, with a $500 price tag, but can be had used close to your
    price range. The guys at Head-case pick that one over the Ibasso and others.
    I do have a Pico DAC only unit. What headphones do you have?
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    Very neat looking unit.

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    Rhe Absolute Sound also has an early review of this, it sounds like it's a nice piece of equipment
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