I'm looking for the best portable amps under $250 that i could use to power the ATH-M50 headphones using the headphone-out of my Cowon J3.
In the meantime, I'll look for posts about amping the M50.
Thanks in advance.
Don't be surprised if you hear very little improvement to the M50 with the T3 -- not saying the T3 is not good, because it is one of the best amps available under $150, IMO. But the J3 does such a good job by itself, you may find the T3 doesn't do much on top of the J3.
Good to hear, Expatin.
Yeah, I actually just got that same comment on another thread. I guess I just assumed the M50 needed more amp to maximize its potential, but I listen at low volume levels and maybe the M50 just isn't my headphone. I think I may just go the customs route and avoid headphones/headphone amps altogether.
Its a valid point, I tried to point out to another hi-fier that maybe he doesn't need an amp (he has an iPod touch) and I suggested different headphones/IEMs or apps.
If you don't need the power, theres no point in getting an amp really.
A big part of my interest in this amp was to try out amps in the first place - the T3 just has an added benefit of being relatively cheap. I hear a lot of talk about amps and it makes me want to see what all the fuss is about. But realistically, I want as little bulk and complexity as possibly in my portable "rig", so I think I'll stick to the classic Dap-Headphones setup.