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What DAC/AMP can I use on Windows 10 without installing anything on my workplace laptop?

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I wanted to buy TOPPING NX4 DSD DAC/AMP which is available only today, but read that I'd have to install drivers (is this true?) and I do not have installation rights. I also would drive a HE4XX, HD600. And I needs to be portable in a smaller backpack.
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Any UAC1 and UAC2 compliant dac/amp should work without drivers on up to date Windows 10. You might want to check out the RadStone EarStudio ES100 (Amazon) I know it works wonderfully with my HD6xx, T60RP, and every IEM I've tried. They can be had on Amazon for $99USD. The unit is able to do audio via Bluetooth5 and USB, and utilizes an app on the iPhone or Android for device configuration. As for playback, I know you can use stuff like TIDAL and Pandora via web browser.
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Yep. The ES100 can drive the HE4xx well enough, easily into hearing damage range. Maybe not as loud as one of my desktop amps, but I rarely drive anything past 40% on most all of my amps.
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zep483
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Nov 21, 2019
This video suggests centrance is plug and play. https://youtu.be/44ZC2bZbgbU
pslayer1
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Nov 21, 2019
Instead of connecting the Topping to your computer, can you connect it to your phone? That might be the way to go
Zsolt
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Nov 21, 2019
Price range is 1-125 usd and I am in EU, Hungary.
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