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Good headphone amp for AKG k702 UNDER $150

post #1 of 13
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Hi I am thinking of getting a good amplifier for my k702's, my PA2v2 makes a small difference, so I wonder what a step up will do? I need a good amp! It can be any form factor, I don't care, as long as it make the k702's sound better!k701smile.gif

 

Thanks a lot,

 

MacKat

 

 

P.S. I already have BlueDragon v.3 cable!

 

P.P.S. I was thinking the Fiio E9?

post #2 of 13

Are you looking for a portable amp, or full size? 

(you can also check the amps sections)

post #3 of 13

I'm somewhat amused that you got an expensive cable before an amp, but no matter. I guess the Fiio E9 should do the trick. That amp sure is popular...although considering the price, I suppose it's no surprise. You might also consider the HiFiMan EF2 or a Bravo Audio amp.

post #4 of 13
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Any type... I got the cable with the headphone, I got it used. :-)

post #5 of 13

I used to power the K702 through my Zero DAC's headphones out and it did a decent job.  You can get it used for around 100, i even see it goes as low as 80 sometimes. You can use it as headphones amp for now and later as a stand alone DAC, mine still does a great job after almost 2 years  normal_smile%20.gif

post #6 of 13

Why not wait for the Fiio E11? i have heard lots of positive things. 

post #7 of 13

I'm pretty sure the OP is looking for a desktop amp since A) the K702 are demanding in terms of amplification, and the portable amps that can drive them are well above $150 and B) you'd have to be nucking futs to use the K702s in a portable setting. The E11 looks like a nice amp and all, but I highly doubt it has the power to drive K702s any better than a PA2V2.

E9, EF2, and the Zero are much more suitable for the K702s and other inefficient headphones. I read a bit about Bravo Audio and maybe you shouldn't consider it after all.

post #8 of 13

I've paired the K-70x the Millet Starving Student Hybrid Tube (MSSHT) amp with surprisingly good results. I'd put a "Wanted" ad in the Sales Forum as they're not too tough to find.

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by baka1969 View Post

I've paired the K-70x the Millet Starving Student Hybrid Tube (MSSHT) amp with surprisingly good results. I'd put a "Wanted" ad in the Sales Forum as they're not too tough to find.

 

 x2! k701smile.gif

post #10 of 13

E9 will make your K701 sound better than PA2V2. I have these 2 amps. However, if you can save some more for a bigger amp the better.biggrin.gif

post #11 of 13

Quote:Originally Posted by VALIENTE 

"E9 will make your K701 sound better than PA2V2. I have these 2 amps. However, if you can save some more for a bigger amp the better."


YAVALP

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Originally Posted by baka1969 View Post
YAVALP

 


Hi my friend!biggrin.gif

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