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Upgrading my DAC/Amp, need suggestions please!

post #1 of 3
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Hey everyone,

 

I am in the market for a new DAC and Amp to be hooked up to my HD650's. The main source of my music will be my PC. As of right now, I have a StyleAudio Carats Emerald DAC/Amp emerald. I'd like to sell this and upgrade with either a seperate DAC & Amp or a combo. Doesn't matter to me. I'd like to stay under $400 for both combined. 

 

So what would you guys recommend for the HD650's? I liked the Carats emerald but I feel like it didn't provide enough punch and wasn't as warm as I would of liked it. Are tubes the way to go? I don't know much about DACs and Amp's so sorry in advance! 

 

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

Aiml3ss

post #2 of 3

I have the Monitor 02 and Crack combo which I love with the HD 650's. I hear the HRT Music Streamer 2 has a better sounding dac than what I have so if I were in your position I would try that combo out (music streamer + Crack). The Crack sounds unbelievable for the price and it gives you a nice warm sound. You can also tube roll. My favorite combo so far is just an RCA 6AS7G and RCA clear tops which are not expensive.

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Thanks for the reply!

 

The crack amp looks pretty neat as does the HRT Streamer. I have also heard that the Shiilt amps and DAC's are very well regarded with the Sennhisers as well. Would those be a good buy if i could find them used?

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