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Headphone amp for ATH-AD900

post #1 of 11
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Hi guys, looking for a headphone amp for ath-ad900.

Was thinking of getting the asgard at first,but after i read 6moon review, they said that the asgard hum.

Since ath-ad900 is open back, and i can't stand hum, so any other recommendations? (does the asgard still hum? if it doesn't then i'd love to get it)

budget wise around $250

post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

BUMP! wink.gif

post #3 of 11

Only the early productions of the Asgard had hum afaik; the later ones didn't

post #4 of 11

Don't bother with a headphone amp for the AD900's alone imo. I only noticed a very minor difference (if any at all). If you're planning on getting more demanding headphones in the future, then I'd say get an amp. for them all.

post #5 of 11

Op whats your current source? not satisfied by the sound with your AD900's? 

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

just a macbook pro and ipod classic, so yeah kinda want a headphone amp or dac/amp combo would be great too.

post #7 of 11

Take a look at the E7/E9 combo. Is a nice budget solution for people wanting a Dac/amp. 

post #8 of 11

Hello All,

 

I pretty much have the same question.

I currently have a pair of AD900's and a pair of Shure 840"s running through Foodbar to an Audinist MX-1.

I am pondering purchasing a Matrix M-Stage amp to pair the MX-1 (as a DAC).

The M-Stage will cost me approx $270 AUD.

I listen to all genres of music, all mp3 320 or Flac.

I listen to both headphones pretty much equally.

 

I currently really enjoy the SQ from the MX-1, but if I can significantly improve it with the addition of the M-Stage, I would give it a go. Also its nearly time for a new toy. :-)

 

Will adding the M-Stage give me a noticable improvement with both headphones?

Is it worth paying the $270 for the headphones I have, or should the MX-1 suffice?

 

Thanks in advance for all replies.

 

 

 

 

post #9 of 11
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David, how's the ath-ad900 with audinst? do they pair well together? both of them gonna be my 1st jump.

post #10 of 11

Really dont think you will be dissapointed. I think they are great together. It was my first rig and still love it.

Got a bit of upgraditis now though, need a new toy, hence my M-Stage inquiry.

By the way, sorry to hijack your thread :-).

 

Cheers

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by davidk9205 View Post

Really dont think you will be dissapointed. I think they are great together. It was my first rig and still love it.

Got a bit of upgraditis now though, need a new toy, hence my M-Stage inquiry.

By the way, sorry to hijack your thread :-).

 

Cheers


Thanks! now i'm definitely getting the audinst then. haha yeah upgraditis is hard to cure lol.

No worries! You actually helped me on deciding which amp, since i want dac too. definitely going for audinst then.
 

 

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