Originally Posted by headphones1999
3 awesome amps for the HE500
who is the best? (for the HE500)
I use the AGD purely as a DAC and it performs well in that role. The Topping is better for detail retrieval, acoustics and vocals. The mini-x gives the HE500s more bass and is better for bass focused music such as hip hop and EDM. I keep both because they change the sound of the HE500 enough to justify since they're both fairly cheap. Both have oodles of power. The mini-x has a higher noise floor not prominent when using the HE500s but on other cans and IEMs it can get quite bad. I didn't find any issues with the noise floor for my Topping for any can but I heard others have had problems.
Anyhow, both great amps for the HE500. I bought the mini-x to try and see what the hype is about. My plan was to sell the amp I liked least out of the mini-x and Topping. I couldn't pick it do I'm keeping both