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View Full Discussion You may be mistaken the functioning between an amp and a DAC/Soundcard. I'm no expert here but from my understanding the DAC will define the quality of the sound. The amp is only needed to drive high impedance Headphones 600+ohms or super sensitive IEM 1~10 Ohms or lower. M50 and may others only need about 30~40 Ohms and can be driven without an amp. However many found its always sound better with an amp. You may want to explore a bit into the below threads. Good luck finding one.
Regarding your Fiio D3:
"... I will say compared to other dacs, the D3 just gets left in the dust.
Only get it if you're on a strict budget and in desperate need of a straight up line out, otherwise, I've used 70 dollar dacs that blow this out of the water.
Don't expect miracles from a 30 dollar dac." One said.
All range of impedance headphones can benefit from an amplifier. Especially if the source is low current or has a high output impedance.
that dac list you showed here, has my Behringer UCA202 , so i guess i can just use it as a ghetto dac until i could get more money