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I need a reccomendation for a desktop amp.

post #1 of 17
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I need a desktop amp for my AKG K702, for (prefferebly) under 200$.

I am looking at the FiiO E11, the Hi-Fi Man EF2A. Any reccomendations for a good amp that is small in size and big in quiality?

It is gonna be pluged in with a 3.5MM cable directly from my computer output to the Amp, then out to my AKG K702.

Also it kinda must be listen on Amazon.

Thanks :)


Edited by tals - 12/28/11 at 1:31pm
post #2 of 17
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Anyone?

post #3 of 17

Do you need a DAC? What will you connect this amp to?

post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Head Injury View Post

Do you need a DAC? What will you connect this amp to?


 

It will be connected to my computer. 

post #5 of 17
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Anyone....?

post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 

 

NuForce Icon uDAC-2, Hi-Fi Man EF2A, E9, E11, which one is the best amp sound wise?

post #7 of 17
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Again, anyone?

post #8 of 17

The E9 should work, line out from the computer to the line in on the E9

Using the computers internal DAC (Digital to Analog Converter)

 

Computer cases have electrical noise inside them that can affect an analog audio signal

You get something that is a external USB/DAC/headphone amplifier.

Using the USB connection on your computer, will feed a digital audio signal to the external USB/DAC/Headphone amplifier.

were the DACs converts the signal from digital to analog , then sends it to the headphone amplifier.

free of the computer,s electrical noise.

 

Should be able to find something in your $200 budget.

Like the Fiio E7/E9 combo.

 

post #9 of 17

Schiit headphone amps...

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Schiit headphone amps...



You won't get any schiit under $200.

 

Does your computer have a decent soundcard? If not i think a DAC would be worth considering since it makes a large impact on the sound too. The E17 is coming out any day now and would fit nicely into your budget and you could get the E9 (E19? i dunno) at a later date if you are unsatisfied.

 

If you are able to locate a seller i find that the Ubermuzik TinyTube DAC makes a really good DAC/AMP solution.

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You won't get any schiit under $200.

 

Does your computer have a decent soundcard? If not i think a DAC would be worth considering since it makes a large impact on the sound too. The E17 is coming out any day now and would fit nicely into your budget and you could get the E9 (E19? i dunno) at a later date if you are unsatisfied.

 

If you are able to locate a seller i find that the Ubermuzik TinyTube DAC makes a really good DAC/AMP solution.


Last time i checked, which was milliseconds ago, i could get an Asgard for around $150.

 

post #12 of 17
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Last time i checked, which was milliseconds ago, i could get an Asgard for around $150.


WHERE? please tell.

 

 

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WHERE? please tell.


At this price they are going to be sold within a matter of days. But here are the ones i was looking at.

 

post #14 of 17
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I would prefter under 200$ since shipping to israel is expensive. 

I have a pretty good sound card. Not high end but aint stock. 
So youre saying a FiiO E9(19 if it will be out soon)?
post #15 of 17
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You won't get any schiit under $200.

 

 


No schiit sherlock! 

 

I couldn't help myself. 

 

Anyways I asked about k702 and someone said the 02 amp or Fiio e7 e9. Since k701 is bright sound, would a tube amp be the best for k701?

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