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Hello,

 

I own an Macbook Pro and I need a DAC/headphone amplifier for my Sennheiser HD600. 

 

These are my options

 

1. Meridian Explorer

2. Audioquest Dragonfly 1.2

3. Audioengine D3

4. Fiio E18/E17

 

Thanks for help!


I use the E17 as my portable source(with macbook pro).

It works great for that purpose IMO.

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Thank you all for replies. I want a portable solution DAC/ headphone amplifier not a desktop solution. I was thinking to give a try to Meridian Exlplorer. Could this drive properly HD600?


I found some reviews of the TEAC HA-P50 found here. One in particular compared it favorably to the Meridian Explorer. Quoting him below.

 

"Received this until last night and I couldn't stop listening. I'm using Grado PS500e headphones with this and WOW, just WOW! This blows away the Meridian Explorer as far as sound. I'm just in shocked at how much better my Grado's and music sound with this unit! And what a HUGE difference when listening to Spotify!"

 

PS: Checkout this thread for more info on this new product from TEAC.


Edited by rigodeni - Today at 10:32 am
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Thank you all for replies. I want a portable solution DAC/ headphone amplifier not a desktop solution. I was thinking to give a try to Meridian Exlplorer. Could this drive properly HD600?


 



My HD600 ought to arrive Wednesday at the latest. I can try it out on my DragonFly 1.2 and report back.

I won't be able to compare it to the HD600 running off proper amping until my Maverick D1 comes in. That could be another week at least. ******* China. However, I can compare how it sounds to my excellent Klipsch X7i. They are in-ear monitors, and only 50 Ohms. The DragonFly gives it all the amping it could need. Not the most ideal comparison. At the very least I'll be comparing one quality pair of properly amped phones with another quality pair that might not have enough juice.

I can tell you this, right off: The DragonFly is a great sounding DAC that works beautifully with my Samsung Galaxy S4. All you need is a USB OTG cable, and a USB audio player app. I use USB Audio Player Pro. It's $10, and the best sounding app I've used to date. This combination blows away my home PC's Realtek HD Audio chipset, using foobar.
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Originally Posted by Adu View Post
 

Thank you all for replies. I want a portable solution DAC/ headphone amplifier not a desktop solution. I was thinking to give a try to Meridian Exlplorer. Could this drive properly HD600?

 



My HD600 ought to arrive Wednesday at the latest. I can try it out on my DragonFly 1.2 and report back.

I won't be able to compare it to the HD600 running off proper amping until my Maverick D1 comes in. That could be another week at least. ******* China. However, I can compare how it sounds to my excellent Klipsch X7i. They are in-ear monitors, and only 50 Ohms. The DragonFly gives it all the amping it could need. Not the most ideal comparison. At the very least I'll be comparing one quality pair of properly amped phones with another quality pair that might not have enough juice.

I can tell you this, right off: The DragonFly is a great sounding DAC that works beautifully with my Samsung Galaxy S4. All you need is a USB OTG cable, and a USB audio player app. I use USB Audio Player Pro. It's $10, and the best sounding app I've used to date. This combination blows away my home PC's Realtek HD Audio chipset, using foobar.

As I'd expect. Those chipsets are still kinda crappy and the amping from onboard sound is terrible.

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