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Best portable amp for $100 down.

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

For use with Denon ah-d2000 & V moda m-80s

 

used with

zune hd,

hp touchpad,

laptop.

 

 

suggestions for amps

post #2 of 18

I like the Airhead from headroom / headphone.com.  It has low and high gain so you can drive just about everything out there within reason.

http://www.headphone.com/headphone-amps/headroom-total-airhead.php

post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by freedom11b View Post

For use with Denon ah-d2000 & V moda m-80s

 

used with

zune hd,

hp touchpad,

laptop.

 

 

suggestions for amps


Follow the link

http://www.headfonia.com/music-on-a-budget-sub-100-portable-amps-shootout/

 

Personally, the Fiio E11 does everything I need it to do.  Small form factor, targeted bass boost, warmish tint.  But then again I use an iPod Touch4 and/or iPhone4 - so I can go line-out.

 

Does your Zune have a line-out though?  And do your cans actually need amping?

 

You maybe want to have a look at portable amp/dac - depending on how good the dac on your laptop is.  That might be more useful.

post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 

The zune has a input jack, is that the same thing as line out?... where you plug headphones into..

And my headphones probably dont need it.. lol.. is it worth it? bass boost, does it work well? i would like a little more bass on demand.

 

 

Whats better, E11 E7 E9? etc

 

Im not going to be usinig a DAC or whatever, the dock, Just a portable amp. are there controllable settings on the E7 and E11? or just one or the other. I want to be able to have some controll of some EQ settings if possible.


Edited by freedom11b - 9/7/11 at 10:18pm
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by freedom11b View Post

The zune has a input jack, is that the same thing as line out?... where you plug headphones into..

And my headphones probably dont need it.. lol.. is it worth it? bass boost, does it work well? i would like a little more bass on demand.


 

I don't believe the zune has proper line-out.

post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 

Im leaning towards the E11 its the cheapest and it has bass boost etc and i am pretty much dsecribed whats in that link he sent me, whats the lowest you guys see the price of one drop to typically?

post #7 of 18

i have a jds lab cmoy paired with my d2000's and they sound great together. i think its cheaper than the e11 also. i use mine with ipod/iphone and macbook

post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ballfan View Post

i have a jds lab cmoy paired with my d2000's and they sound great together. i think its cheaper than the e11 also. i use mine with ipod/iphone and macbook



 

i google lab cmoy and nothing pops up for buy,

whats the model make so i can search for on google?

post #9 of 18

Build yourself a mini3

post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 

http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E6-Headphone-Amplifier-Micca/dp/B005JT8OT6

 

Fiio e6,hows this look?.

good for my purpose?

post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by jjinh View Post

Build yourself a mini3



is it worth it? i have read a review from here and im doubting it, i think cmoy will be easier and excel in SQ. :D

post #12 of 18

If you're ever going to use it with your laptop, get a amp/dac combo.  The ibasso D0 just cam out, and it's pretty cheap.  No in depth reviews, though.

post #13 of 18

here is the website for jds labs cmoys: http://www.jdslabs.com/

the sound quality should be a lot better than the fiio e6, but the cmoy costs 60 bucks. it is more than worth its value

post #14 of 18

How much better do you think the E11 is than the E6? Just bought an E6 as a punt in the dark as it's my first headphone amp. Is it worth the extra cash for the E11?

post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 

I keep reading that Fiio e6>e7 and that e7>e11

so im confused,

 

granted, as a amp its better than e7 i guess but as a dac it wont compete, im new but this is what im gathering from what i read. what is your source, then im sure others will chime in

 

i chose e6, its small, dirt cheap, and ive read great reviews about it.

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