Fiio D3 to Schiit stack worth the upgrade?

ZeroBullet

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I've got a pair of JBL 305p mkIIs currently connected to a Fiio D3 and into the computer with spdif. Is there any audible benefit to upgrading the Fiio to something like a Schiit Magni/Modi stack? The volume knob and accessible headphone jack are nice but not worth the expense to me if there's not a reasonable performance increase also.
 

jmilcher

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I have a schiit stack, including the eq. I “upgraded” from a fio setup. I’ve kept the schiit stack now almost 2 years. I do like it a lot better.
 

atarione

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I don't thing your going to notice any difference at all realistically with the powered speakers... a dac change seems more noticeable with headphones. if the volume knob / headphone amp is what you need go for it... but for those speakers I expect about zero noticeable change..

I have a few dacs including a D3 and with headphones I can hear the difference with speakers .. meh... my own .02
 
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