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Best Portable Amp for under $100

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Anybody have any recommendations? I'll be using them with the ATH M-50's

The only amps I've ever heard about are fiio's. Could someone recommend a model to use it with? or if there's a better brand out there let me know.

 

Thanks in advanced.

post #2 of 12
do you DIY?

If so get a 35USD MIU audio MC1 kit and a LME49720 NA opamp. I find it really good.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

no I don't do it myself. thanks for the recommendation though.

 

anybody else have recommendations?

post #4 of 12

A few more options for ya:

 

Electric Avenues PA2v2

 

JDS Labs CmoyBB

 

Fiio E11

 

Here's an excellent article that should provide you with more info.

post #5 of 12

Like above. 

ZO2

PA2V2

E11

Cmoy

 

The E11 is THE most popular amongst everyone. The PA2V2 is also good but from what i hear, lacks in bass and isnt as tight as the E11's and not as much power. The ZO2 i also a good amp you should considere

post #6 of 12
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Here's an excellent article that should provide you with more info.

 

thanks for the article.  good info.  i've been out of the audiophile world for a while, so i appreciate the help and feedback of those currently immersed.
 

 

post #7 of 12

I am using the JDS Labs cMoyBB with Sennheiser HD 25-1 IIs - happy to answer any specific questions you might have.

 

Thanks,

 

Thomas

post #8 of 12
Here's a question for ya, Thomas:
Does the cMoyBB improve the sound over the sound of your source alone?
Also, what are you driving your phones from?
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Digital-Pride View Post

A few more options for ya:

 

Electric Avenues PA2v2

 

JDS Labs CmoyBB

 

Fiio E11

 

Here's an excellent article that should provide you with more info.

 

Good article, thanks!

post #10 of 12

Fiio E11 has bass boost, but do you really need that for M50s?

post #11 of 12

If you can find an used Fiio E17 in good condition, you'd certainly be able to get one for around the $100 mark. I've had mine for a six months now and am very happy with it. The simple onboard equalizer function is very handy.

post #12 of 12
I am very happy with my F17 as well. I feels it's well built and like the option of using the bass boost of needed. What will your source for the music be?
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