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Hi,

I would just like to know if it's hard to drive AKG K612. I'm not really an audiophile or some sort, I just like a good pair of headphones for gaming and other stuffs, The design of this really caught my eye, and the ratings of comfort base on the 1st page is really high so this might be worth it. Please help me in choosing some cheap drivers that could still show the full potential of this headphones thanks.

Yes, the K612 is hungry for synergy. My suggestion would be to get a FiiO E12 for around $90 used.
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Anyone gaming with Momentum over ears? Still anxiously awaiting mine, should be here Wednesday. Currently using X1's off a DSS. Absolutely love the sound. The momentums are just being purchased at a travel can to replace my M50's but they'll no doubt get plenty of game time and comparing to the X1. Also, will a Fiio E12 improve much off the DSS? I just picked it up last week and I'm still waiting for my jumper cables to test it out. Thanks guys!

I found that amping the X1 helped tighten up the bass, which was a bit sloppy and muddy with no amp.  In theory, this should improve your ability to pull out details because the bass won't leak into the mids as much.

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Very nice! Thanks for he reply. Quite excited to play around with it. The E12 made a huge difference with just my iPod, I just wasn't sure how it would alter the DSS
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Yes, the K612 is hungry for synergy. My suggestion would be to get a FiiO E12 for around $90 used.

amazon's rating with like new is it good, duration of charging and battery life?Should I still invest on a gaming amp or it will work fine?

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amazon's rating with like new is it good, duration of charging and battery life?Should I still invest on a gaming amp or it will work fine?

 

I use the E12 for gaming. While it's not as powerful as many full sized desktop amps it can drive many headphones with authority, including planars like the Mad Dogs.

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I use the E12 for gaming. While it's not as powerful as many full sized desktop amps it can drive many headphones with authority, including planars like the Mad Dogs.

might as well go with it, is the $40 difference with like new vs new on amazon does the like new has damage so it is much cheaper?

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might as well go with it, is the $40 difference with like new vs new on amazon does the like new has damage so it is much cheaper?

 

612pro is not that hard to drive, even with E17. I personally prefer E17 over E12 for 612pro, because of the controllability of the bass. despite the excellent extension in bass, 612 pro's bass can be too linear, dry without EQing. I found 612pro works fantastically well with the bass setting 4 on E17 without losing texture.

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Moon audio have just brought a Blue Dragon V3 Headphone Cable out for the hd558's and 598's and hd518's at $165.00 if anyone's interested!

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might as well go with it, is the $40 difference with like new vs new on amazon does the like new has damage so it is much cheaper?

Everything I've bought from Amazon Warehouse Deals in "Like New" condition has been indistinguishable from new.  Even "Very Good" was basically like new IMO.  

 

You might also check the classifieds on this site for good deals if you're looking for used.  With the feedback rating system, you can be pretty confident that you're getting something in the condition specified.

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how bad the AKG K612pro will sound using only a asus xonar u3??

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how bad the AKG K612pro will sound using only a asus xonar u3??

You won't think it sounds bad until you try it with a real amp.  Then you'll go, "Ooooohh, so this is what they meant!"

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might as well go with it, is the $40 difference with like new vs new on amazon does the like new has damage so it is much cheaper?
I picked up some "like new" Fidelio X1 headphones from amazon last week. The headphones and packaging were in beautiful shape. Saved $50 off new price it was worth it!

See my unboxing post, here http://www.head-fi.org/t/623013/new-philips-fidelio-x1/4590#post_10639847
Edited by Silverwind - 6/25/14 at 12:04pm
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Everything I've bought from Amazon Warehouse Deals in "Like New" condition has been indistinguishable from new.  Even "Very Good" was basically like new IMO.  

 

You might also check the classifieds on this site for good deals if you're looking for used.  With the feedback rating system, you can be pretty confident that you're getting something in the condition specified.

+1

 

I hardly buy new anymore, unless it really warranted or if the price difference is not there. (same thing with cars, who wants to take the instant depreciation!)

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+1

 

I hardly buy new anymore, unless it really warranted or if the price difference is not there. (same thing with cars, who wants to take the instant depreciation!)

 

I can without a doubt say that one of the worst decisions I've ever made was buying a new car. 

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I can without a doubt say that one of the worst decisions I've ever made was buying a new car. 

I saved $14k on my current car buying it <1 year used.  It still had over 3 years of factory warranty and regular maintenance.  There's really no reason to ever buy a new car unless you simply CAN'T get it used (Tesla).

 

For used headphones/amps/DAC's, with the reputation system on the classified and AWD categorizing the condition, seems like a no-brainer again.

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