I need an MP3 player w/ USB hosting so I can use a USB DAC with it (Dragonfly)

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  1. tynmi

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    Well, first off, I need to know if MP3 players have USB hosting anymore, it doesnt have to be nano size, just not too big to put in my pocket. 2nd, would the above setup work? I have FLAC files, and I want to get the Audioquest Dragonfly portable DAC to plug into that and then headphones to plug into the DAC. Thanks!
     
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    Why do you need this? Most players have very good sound quality, the most important decision is whether or not it can drive your headphones properly.
     
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    do mp3 players have DACs built in? and if so, are they as high of a quality as the Audioquest Firefly? I want this because I have pretty good headphones and I want my music to be as high of a quality as I can when I use them, but I also want it to be portable.
     
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    Of course they have DACs built in, how would you expect them to work otherwise?

    Well I use £250 IEMs with a £30 player so what does that tell you about the quality of the player?
     
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    I dont know much about this stuff, i just figured they kept it digital all the way through
     
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    They all do. Sound isn't digital so there has to be a DAC in there before the amp.

    Here's a good review of the Clip+.

    NwAvGuy: Sansa Clip+ Measured
     
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    The Clip is hardly comparable with any of the above, though it's a bargain for the price... have you ever thought that you could be doing your £250 headphones a injustice by partnering them with a 'Ciip'?... just a thought.
     
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    Have you ever thought I might actually have tried listening to at least some of the more expensive players before I made my choice?

    I also use it to listen to.....shock, horror, MP3s :eek: :rolleyes:
     
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    whatever fills your boots.
     

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