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Help buying a portable headphone amp!

post #1 of 5
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Im in the market for buying a portable headphone amp and wondering what you guys would recommend. I have Sennheiser HD650 headphones. The max I am willing to pay is $300. It must have a built in DAC for use with my computer's USB. Other than that i'm not too picky, so anything you can recommend would be nice.
post #2 of 5
The iBasso D10 maybe?
I have heard it with the HD650 and did find it to do quite a nice job. Not the most powerful amplifier, but then again that is where most portable amplifiers fall short in comparison to desktop units.

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post #3 of 5
ibasso D4 (dual dacs) sounds great for $219 + shipping. To my ears it sounds better than the D10 in the clarity department and it's cheaper. The only thing is it takes a 9V and the battery life isn't particularly good. But it really is a nice amp/dac for the price and sounds great as a stand alone dac, stand alone amp, or both.
post #4 of 5
ibasso d10 and d4 which were recommended above are getting lots of praises.
i've never had any experience with them but i had ibasso d3 python a while ago.
i loved the sound (driving big cans like hd600, hd650, dt990) but sold it because it was too big for my setup.
it is powered by 5 aaa batteries. i've seen it sell for way under $200 on sell/buy forums here. i do not know whether it is bigger/smaller than d4 and d10.
it was such a great amp. if i had an ipod, i'd definitely go with d3 python but i have a cowon d2 and have to go with something smaller.
post #5 of 5
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I've looked at iBasso before and am very interested with what they have to offer. I'd prolly get the D10 if anything. Any other brands anyone would recommend?
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