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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by synaesthetic View Post
The Tomahawk is the smallest, and it doesn't have a DAC. I think it's about $250.
ipod mini/w 32gb cf + emmeline tomohawk + yuin OK1 = epic win? perhaps....
post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by rei_yano View Post
ipod mini/w 32gb cf + emmeline tomohawk + yuin OK1 = epic win? perhaps....
Are you dead set on going with the OK1s?

You could put the Tomahawk money into a good pair of IEMs and get much better sound.
post #18 of 32
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well... earbuds make me nostalgic. however IEMs might be something I could consider. it would definitely add a whole other dimension to my decision making... last thing I need lol. one thing I was curious about was can the tomahawk drive something like the hd650 or high end denon? I am just curious if I could use this in conjunction with my dac when I get a pair one day...

EDIT: Perhaps the tomahawk would be overkill for yuin ok1? you know I would also be scaling upwards. I mean down the line I would buy better and better phones including some IEMs eventually I am sure...
post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by monolith View Post
What headphones will you be using with the setup?
For now, I only have creative Ep630. But I think I will upgrade soon.
post #20 of 32
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Originally Posted by rei_yano View Post
well... earbuds make me nostalgic. however IEMs might be something I could consider. it would definitely add a whole other dimension to my decision making... last thing I need lol. one thing I was curious about was can the tomahawk drive something like the hd650 or high end denon? I am just curious if I could use this in conjunction with my dac when I get a pair one day...

EDIT: Perhaps the tomahawk would be overkill for yuin ok1? you know I would also be scaling upwards. I mean down the line I would buy better and better phones including some IEMs eventually I am sure...
The tomahawk drive even a AKG K340 I think.
post #21 of 32
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can anyone say for sure that they can drive the hd650?
post #22 of 32
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bump?
post #23 of 32
I believe the Emmeline "The Hornet" Portable Headphone Amp and the headamp Pico can drive a HD650.
post #24 of 32
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so maybe the pico without the dac would be better than the tomahawk???
post #25 of 32
depends, i've had both before and if you want more bass, definitely go with the tomahawk. it goes for about $200-250 here, whereas you might have to wait at least a month for a pico.

where are you gonna be listening to this portable rig? i'd get some nice custom IEM's if you have the money.
post #26 of 32
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I do not plan on getting any iems. like I said I want something that will scale as I get better cans and such. gonna start with yuins and work my way up to some ultimate ears or shures. its about the journey right? plus its a matter of being able to afford it lol. if I had several thousand dollars I would likely get some custom molds lol!
post #27 of 32
Go Vibe Magnum.....or bust. Seriously, that amp is ridiculous...
post #28 of 32
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what is so great about the go vibe magnum? I do not really need the dac. so anything with a dac just seems like wasted money for me. I thought I was gonna get a netbook but I am reconsidering my purchase.
post #29 of 32
i use a Mini^3 in between an iPod Mini and a pair of PK1s.
in terms of size, they match up very well, and the high performance version of the amp with the AD8397 op-amp complements the Yuins really nicely. i can't speak for all the other portable amps out there, but this combo has sat next to my bed for several months and i've been in no rush to upgrade.
post #30 of 32
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what company makes the mini^3?
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