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post #46 of 49


 

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Originally Posted by Kevin Brown View Post

The Aune is a "budget" amp at about $160?

 

:-)

 

I know the Total Bithead can't drive K701's.

 

 

I need a USB/DAC/amp combo.  Any suggestions?

 

I am looking at the Audio-gd Sparrow now:

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/Sparrow/SparrowEN.htm

 

They even have a picture of the K701's they say they used during development.


For USB/DAC/amp, try the Apogee Duet.


Edited by Acix - 10/12/10 at 3:34pm
post #47 of 49

I think second-hand is the way to go.

 

If you check out online trading places like eBay I think you might see something very good after a while.

 

I wonder if the Aune has a digital output?

 

You could use the Aune DAC with a much better amp perhaps?

 

Then at some later date upgrade to a better DAC if you wish.

 

post #48 of 49
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I'll see if the upgraded power supply helps with the Aune, and then go from there.

 

[Added:]  OK, I have come across a bunch of comments that the Audio-gd Sparrow works well with the K701/K702.  Might not be able to avoid trying that one.  :-)


Edited by Kevin Brown - 10/13/10 at 11:06am
post #49 of 49

I think with a better amplifier your DT880/250 cans might sound a lot better as well.

 

Looking over these forums I think that often these mid-price headphones are not given good enough amplifiers.

 

Headphones have several massive technical advantages over speakers for resolving detail and so I think that good headphones will always be dependent on very good amplification and source.

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