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Picking out an amp for around $150.

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Let me start out by saying that I'm completely new to amps and I have no clue what to look at.

That being said I'm look for an amp somewhere around $150, but I can go a little higher if needed. It would be running between a Creative Zen and a pair of Panasonic RP-HTX7's.

If you need anymore information let me know.

Thanks ahead of time to anybody who helps out.
post #2 of 29
Do you need a USB Dac as well?
post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 
What is a USB Dac?
post #4 of 29
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What is a USB Dac?
Improves the sound of a computer by processing digital audio in analog audio, often causing a notable improvement in the onboard audio of several desktop and laptop computers. It is run by a USB cable from the computer to the device.

Judging by what you mentioned, I would assume no. If this is the case, I did enjoy my Corda XXS.. too bad you didn't snatch it up when I sold it off yesterday!
post #5 of 29
Do you ever listen to music from your laptop? If so, I would suggest the D2 Boa, but that is a little over your budget.
post #6 of 29
Thread Starter 
Yes I do listen to music on my laptop, but I'm a little confused how that relates.
post #7 of 29
It relates because you can improve the sound of your laptop and have a portable amp in one package if the portable amp includes a usb dac. The usb dac will most likely sound a lot better and cleaner than your on board sound card. Look at the amps here iBasso
post #8 of 29
Thread Starter 
That's a good idea, thanks! Another question: What kind of cables would I need for using it with both my laptop and Zen?
post #9 of 29
You would need a mini to mini for your zen and a USB cable for your laptop
post #10 of 29
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That's a good idea, thanks! Another question: What kind of cables would I need for using it with both my laptop and Zen?
A USB and a mini-to-mini cables.
post #11 of 29
Thread Starter 
By USB do you mean this?

post #12 of 29
Just get ibassos mini to mini. The flat one. Its cheap and you get it included in the shipping.
post #13 of 29
isnt a usb - mini usb included in the D2 package?
post #14 of 29
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By USB do you mean this?

post #15 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thank you muchly! I think I' going to go with the D2+ Boa, unless somebody else has another suggestion.
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