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A Schiit Vali/Magni can power the K702. They're both capable amps. $120/100 respectively. They're some of the best entry level desktop amps you can get. I've had both.

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I wouldn't use the Magni with the K702 simply because the Magni is a lean/bright-ish amp which I feel suit warm headphones best, not dryish more analytical headphones like the K702. I don't know about the Vali however. The Vali will probably be my next amp... though judging from it's specs, is more suited for medium to higher impedances (I assume the 300ohm range is where it does it's best). The Magni has about 2x the power at lower impedance, and they're comparable at least in power at higher impedance. In that case, the hybrid-tube sound on the Vali will probably be more pleasing than the Magni's dry SS sound.

I'd personally go for the Vali over the Magni for the K702...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/25/13 at 9:08pm
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Ah okay do you guys think the Matrix M-Stage Headphone Amplifier or Maverick Audio Tubemagic A1 will be good with the K702? 


Edited by Javizbot - 12/25/13 at 9:17pm
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Mad lust what Fiio desktop amp should I get for the dt 990 pro I ordered the cans and they arrive Friday
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^ they only make one...

Merry Christmas everybody!
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Ah okay do you guys think the Matrix M-Stage Headphone Amplifier or Maverick Audio Tubemagic A1 will be good with the K702? 

Didn't they just suggest the Magni or Vali? Sounds to me like you aren't even reading their whole replies, my friend.

What is your budget for an amp? To answer part of this question... yes, the M-Stage is a good choice at its price. Another option would be the Asgard 2.
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Anyone plan on purchasing any EA games for their PS4 on Amazon? If so I have a coupon for an additional $5 off its already discounted price. It expires on Saturday at 11:59pm PST. Shoot me a PM if interested...

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Ah I can see why you would think that. Mad Lust Envy mentioned the E9K however he also said that he doesn't consider those a good pairing. AxelCloris suggested 2 different amps and Mad Lust Envy shortly after posted that he didn't know if they would be a good match but said he would personally go for the Vali. I  looked around for something around the same price point and found those 2 amps that I mentioned.

As for my price range I would like to stay under $250.

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Ah I can see why you would think that. Mad Lust Envy mentioned the E9K however he also said that he doesn't consider those a good pairing. AxelCloris suggested 2 different amps and Mad Lust Envy shortly after posted that he didn't know if they would be a good match but said he would personally go for the Vali. I  looked around for something around the same price point and found those 2 amps that I mentioned.

As for my price range I would like to stay under $250.

 

I have paired the M-stage with all of AKGs open headphones from Q701 on up... and had exceptional results. So I would imagine the same would apply to the K702...

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Ah thank you! Would you consider that set up to be good alongside oculus rift games?

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Never tried...

 

Anyway, now is a perfect time to grab an M-Stage as there is a limited quantity sold by Shenzen Audio and fulfilled by Amazon. Great prices, too, at $209 for the original and $259 for the USB model.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Matrix-m-stage-HPA-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B0056ER22E

 

http://www.amazon.com/Matrix-M-Stage-Headphone-Amplifier-USB/dp/B00775POZW

 

I can imagine these are now discounted due to the M-Stage HPA-2 that was just released.


Edited by Change is Good - 12/25/13 at 10:06pm
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Sounds good! Thanks again!

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I paid retail value of $289 for the USB model about a year ago... and had it shipped from China. Great bargain, then, and even greater, now... plus you get it in a few days smily_headphones1.gif
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Ah okay do you guys think the Matrix M-Stage Headphone Amplifier or Maverick Audio Tubemagic A1 will be good with the K702? 

The Matrix M-stage is one of the most recommended amps for the K702. smily_headphones1.gif


As for the 990, either the E9K or E12 will suit it well.

Ooh, a new Mstage? What's changed? I have always wanted to try one. When the Asgard came out, my desire for the Mstage dwindled, but pretty much everyone I know has stated the MStage to be better than the Asgard. As for the Asgard 2, I dunno how it stacks up to the Mstage, but I think the fuller/warmer Mstage would probably be more ideal for my tastes than the very neutral Asgard 2.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/25/13 at 10:20pm
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I'm gonna have to post my pics of my gaming rig

PS3 running optical to dss then custom handmade 3.5mm male to male to my arrow 4g then into another custom handmade headphone cable that it plug into my ue 6000

End result is relentlessly clean and beautiful
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