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post #16 of 53
Do you know if he prefers the tube sound or SS?
post #17 of 53
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Originally Posted by httran View Post
Do you know if he prefers the tube sound or SS?
Sorry only managed to get back on the search today. Well i think he might be interested in a tube one. That little dot mkIII sure seems nice.

Forgot to tell that he will probably use it to connect to his laptop.....
post #18 of 53
it would be within your budget to consider an LD MKIV

tube amps always impress as a gift, as well
post #19 of 53
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it would be within your budget to consider an LD MKIV

tube amps always impress as a gift, as well
i thought the mkIV didnt use tubes...
post #20 of 53

Uh... That Would Be...

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Hi! im new here, and this forum was recomended to me regarding anything sound related. Im searching for a good headphone amp for the HD650 sennheizer pair. Its actually a present for a person who already has the HD650 and i was thinking what would be the best amp till 300/400$.

regards,
Uh... that would be the DV332 - "no ifs... ands... or... buts!"
post #21 of 53
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Uh... that would be the DV332 - "no ifs... ands... or... buts!"
Seems that's a little hard to find going by the last comments...
post #22 of 53
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i thought the mkIV didnt use tubes...
the mk iv very much uses tubes

you may be thining of the mk v, which is their dual-mono ss
post #23 of 53
i have the littledot mkivse for my HD650. I'm getting a woo 6 w/sophia for it. Hope this new purchase worth it.
post #24 of 53
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Yes, i was thinking of the mkV. So you think the mkIV is a good option?
post #25 of 53
I'm putting in a plug for the Darkvoice 337. Without a doubt, one of the best, if not THE best match I've ever heard with the HD650. : )
post #26 of 53

Yes...

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I'm putting in a plug for the Darkvoice 337. Without a doubt, one of the best, if not THE best match I've ever heard with the HD650. : )
Yes... that would be my 2nd choice in his price range, behind the DV332, which sounds very similar, but for a few hundred less. But... for $700 shipped it is the best for Senns.
post #27 of 53
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I'm putting in a plug for the Darkvoice 337. Without a doubt, one of the best, if not THE best match I've ever heard with the HD650. : )
That's out of my price range. I might go for the mkiii or mkiv.
post #28 of 53
Whatever you get, get tubes. Better for high impedance cans like the 650. Little Dot MK IV is nice, Woo Audio 3+ is very nice. If your budget is tight then a good place to start is this Head-Direct.com | YUIN

The RCA Clear Top tube that comes with that amp happens to be a perfect match for his 650's. You could also show him this https://www.tubeworld.com/index_high.htm

He would have tons of tube rolling options. The tube for this amp is the 12AU7, and there are lots of nice tubes on Ebay as well. I just bought a 7316 (military 12AU7) and it is magic. You could get him one on ebay or tell him to be on the look out for the 7316, its magic.

Here are some I have been stalking on Ebay, I want to accumulate some spares, he would be impressed if you gave him the amp and then said, "Hey Dad, I have this tube you should try"! It will sound better than the Clear Top.

http://electronics.shop.ebay.com/ite...=p3286.c0.m282

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/rev...1/#post4710473

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/rev...3/#post4913131
post #29 of 53
Timeout. If he is using a laptop, are there rca jacks or a line out coming off the laptop or is there just the hp out? If it's the hp out, the new amp will only be a louder version of the hp out and not as good as what can be had. If his laptop is used with a docking station, he should have a line out. If not, it may not be worth spending for a decent amp.
post #30 of 53
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post
Timeout. If he is using a laptop, are there rca jacks or a line out coming off the laptop or is there just the hp out? If it's the hp out, the new amp will only be a louder version of the hp out and not as good as what can be had. If his laptop is used with a docking station, he should have a line out. If not, it may not be worth spending for a decent amp.
huh? Either way that laptop will not have the power to drive his nice headphones, why would you confuse the OP like this. Of course its worth it. He has a limited budget and now you wanna sell him a dac or something like that? Did it ever occur to you that headphone out and line out on a laptop are the same thing?
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