Originally Posted by rocketman21
i've been online researching headphone amps for this very set of cans (HD600).
what are your thoughts on the E7? I've never had the opportunity to listen to any type of external headphone amp :(
would you suggest another headphone amp, or is the E7 enuf to power the HD600s?
i also own a pair of Alessandro-MS1's, but haven't heard them through a headphone amp either, any suggestions?
apologize in advance for all the questions, but I've been reading for hrs on end trying to figure these answers out. any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
What a coincidence - I have both the HD 600 and MS-1i. I was considering the E7 to power the HD 600 on the go, but ended up going with the uDAC since it has a better DAC section. I find the uDAC to have plenty of clean power for the HD 600 (I've spent hours comparing with the Beyerdynamic A1 at the local hi-fi shop and they're entirely indistinguishable with the HD 600), so if you need a portable amp the E7 should be great as well. If you're just running off of your computer, the new uDAC 2 is supposed to be even better.
The MS-1i goes very well with the uDAC, although my laptop's headphone jack is very, very underpowered. The Sansa Clip+ powers the MS-1i very well, and it even is enough for the HD 600 at lower levels. The signal is very clean and well balanced.
If you just need power for a DAP, the E11 portable amp is coming out in March and will have even more power than the E7 at a lower price (but no DAC).