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post #6526 of 29491
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People forgot me v-v

 

Your last post was a giant wall of text and I'm unsure what the question was. Could you please repost with just the specifics of what you're looking for? Give us your preferred music genres, budget, portable or not, closed or not, amp or not, etc.
 

 

post #6527 of 29491
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So after deciding on the Nuforce uDac2, what headphone should I get with the rest of the funds?

 



You can find a used Denon D2000 within budget which should suit you nicely.

post #6528 of 29491
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The K/Q701 are pesky to drive. You'll want an amp with plenty of grunt like the XM6, Headstage Arrow, or iBasso P4. I do recomment a dac just to get away from the noisy power supply of the computer. The XM6 has a dac built in, the other two do not. 

 

 

What other headphones would you recommend that don't require such an expensive amp/dac? I will be listening through my laptop the majority of the time so I will need a DAC. I will NOT buy either if they are made in China. I am looking for the headphones to last. Again I listen to a lot of Blind Melon, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, and Umphrey's McGee.

 

-Elliott


Edited by canadianpopo - 8/22/11 at 7:05pm
post #6529 of 29491
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What other headphones would you recommend that don't require such an expensive amp? I will NOT buy them if they are made in China. I am looking for the headphones to last. Again I listen to a lot of Blind Melon, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, and Umphrey's McGee.

 

-Elliott


Seriously? As a guy of Chinese heritage, I'm not sure if I should feel miffed or sympathize...

 

How much are you willing to spend on an amp/headphone? Do you need portability or will this be for a home setup? A cheap option would be to just get a Behringer amp like the HA400 from a music store. Or just use a home receiver/amp with a headphone jack. 

 

 

post #6530 of 29491
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I would suggest just going with something that doesn't need amping, or go with the 598 and get something more affordable like a FiiO e11.

 



 

Thank you for all the help that you gave.......i am sure the good karma/chi will get back to you .......people like you make the audiophile community stronger everyday.
 

 

post #6531 of 29491

PS- i don't think my laptop has that good a sound card.......do u think DAC makes enough of a difference that i should prefer fiio E7 over E11?

post #6532 of 29491

He is going to be real disappointed when he realizes that his beyers/senns/ultrasones were only assembled in germany and all the parts were sourced from asian countries.
 

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Seriously? As a guy of Chinese heritage, I'm not sure if I should feel miffed or sympathize...

 

How much are you willing to spend on an amp/headphone? Do you need portability or will this be for a home setup? A cheap option would be to just get a Behringer amp like the HA400 from a music store. Or just use a home receiver/amp with a headphone jack. 

 

 



 

post #6533 of 29491
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PS- i don't think my laptop has that good a sound card.......do u think DAC makes enough of a difference that i should prefer fiio E7 over E11?


Just about anything is better than onboard sound. The main culprit isn't really the sound card itself, but rather noise from the power supply and processor. Getting an external dac or soundcard helps in this regard, with usb being the most common. While usb does have it's own set of issues, the audibility of these problems is typically much below that caused by onboard power noise.

 

The FiiO e7 is well regarded. There's also the new iBasso DB-Zero which looks very interesting.

post #6534 of 29491
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Just about anything is better than onboard sound. The main culprit isn't really the sound card itself, but rather noise from the power supply and processor. Getting an external dac or soundcard helps in this regard, with usb being the most common. While usb does have it's own set of issues, the audibility of these problems is typically much below that caused by onboard power noise.

 

The FiiO e7 is well regarded. There's also the new iBasso DB-Zero which looks very interesting.


 

what do u think about the nuforce icon udac-2?

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what do u think about the nuforce icon udac-2?


I can't help much with mid-tier amps, but I'd say avoid portable amplifiers or portable DACs if you can. They tend to be terrible return for the money in terms of sound improvement. For a headphone like the HD598 which has a large soundstage, it would benefit more from a better DAC than headphones with more naturally collapsed soundstages so try to get the best DAC you can.

post #6536 of 29491

Hi, 

 

so, as a second post, I decided to ask something about a decision I'm gonna make.

 

I'm looking for new headphones, and an amp. I don't have money that much yet, so I think I'll buy the headphones first and then think of buying an amp. At this moment, I'm using my MacBooks ****ty sound card, so it isn't so enjoyable to listen stuff. 

 

My budget is about 100€/140 USD (blabla.. can't write the icon..)

 

So, I wish u could help me :)

 

I'm new here, so I don't know like everything of these things like some of u do :D 

post #6537 of 29491

hey everyone ,ultrasone pro 900 good for hip-hop / rock / pop /jazz ? 

:)

thanx 

post #6538 of 29491

So in a recent extremely unfortunate escapade, I happened to break my Audio Technica M-50s. I was extremely happy with them for the year or so they lasted, but nevertheless want to try something new for my next set.

 

I was thinking either Sennheiser HD-25, Sennheiser Hd-600 or Beyerdynamic DT880 (I'm scared that I may not be able to drive the 600 ohm version)

 

The amp I have is a Fiio E7 portable amp, and I probably won't be upgrading anytime soon

 

Any help would be appreciated


Edited by nigelwaters - 8/23/11 at 3:18am
post #6539 of 29491
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Originally Posted by nigelwaters View Post

So in a recent extremely unfortunate escapade, I happened to break my Audio Technica M-50s. I was extremely happy with them for the year or so they lasted, but nevertheless want to try something new for my next set.

 

I was thinking either Sennheiser HD-25, Sennheiser Hd-600 or Beyerdynamic DT880 (I'm scared that I may not be able to drive the 600 ohm version)

 

The amp I have is a FiioS E5 portable amp, and I probably won't be upgrading anytime soon

 

Any help would be appreciated


hello the only thing i can say is that the hd-25-2 can be powered with your fiio e5

and he sounds nice but not perfect :)

 

post #6540 of 29491

So.. I had ****phones now, no bass, no anything. So i want new headphones, not expensive yet. Mostly listening dubstep/some beats smth like that. Don't want really really big bass. Must be closed type, would be very good if they could be foldable. Sometimes i play games, but don't need good sound-stage, only surround (dont play very much fps actually). I will use them at home and on move/school. I want them full-size (i think on-ear headphones isn't comfortable for long wearing). Must be comfortable. Price range <100$.

Thanks for reading this randomguy****ness

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