Originally Posted by RamblinE
I like the Audioengine D1 as just a DAC. On the computer I use the Headroom Micro Amp and that little thing is incredible. It really is a shame Headroom canceled their own line of devices. For the money its really flat and transparent.
I also just got a Fiio E11 so that I can listen to my Q's with just my phone or tablet. Great purchase as its got plenty of kick for more demanding headphones. The outpour from my Nexus 7 was weak in the first place.
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Totally agree. I've been raving about this thing paired up with the Q701 for years. I also found it even more transparent than the O2 and smoother in the treble. So far I've not found a headphone that doesn't work well with it. It even loves the HD-650 and my DJ100. It's even better with an upgraded Astrodyne power supply and the Micro DAC. It took me nearly 3 years to upgrade to the Micro DAC and i'm glad I did.
Someday i'd like to compare it to the Matrix M-Stage..
Oh and have to point it out that the Micro Amp won't make the Q701 any warmer than it already is. It's not that kind of amp The mids of the Q701 are nice and full on it and it sounds pretty smooth overall.
NOTE: For an under $150 budget amp I liked the O2 and E9 with the Q701. E9 has some warmth. O2 is very similar to the Micro Amp, but not quite as good.
Edited by tdockweiler - 11/10/13 at 5:17pm