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Dac Help

All my music collection is on my Dell laptop and i have  around 700 albums

 I want to buy a dac or headphone amp to connect to my laptop as i  dont think i am getting the best from my Grado SR80i headphones, they can sound a touch bright , would like some more treble & bass options

My Dell laptop does have digital Output Device (SPDIF Out)

Any advice woulf be very greatful 

 Regards Shane 

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Re: Dac Help


Not sure I understand the phrase "would like some more treble and bass options"?

Also, did you have a budget in mind?

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 I just find my headphones are very bright , would like more bass control. If i had a dac or Headphone amp i would get more from headphones

Budget £120 

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Look on ebay or a certain other hi fi forum's classified section for a Beresford 7510

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Re: Dac Help
shanebarker:

All my music collection is on my Dell laptop and i have  around 700 albums

 I want to buy a dac or headphone amp to connect to my laptop as i  dont think i am getting the best from my Grado SR80i headphones, they can sound a touch bright , would like some more treble & bass options

My Dell laptop does have digital Output Device (SPDIF Out)

Any advice woulf be very greatful 

 Regards Shane 

For you budget I would search for a portable amp/DAC from companies such as iBasso, Firestone Audio, RSA and HeadRoom. In this case portable means small and in budget. These amp/DACs get good reviews, or in iBassos case with What Hifi, not bad reviews!

If I read the above correctly, there is no headphone amp with bass or treble controls that I know of. I would be inclined to say that if the Grado's sound bright, it is because your source sounds bright. 

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