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what amp to buy?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

i got iphone 4s+shure se215

and i'm looking for to buy portable amp

The budget is 60$

i think about cMoyBB

what you guys say?

thank you.

post #2 of 23

My 2c.  The SE215 like most of the Shure IEM line are extremely sensitive, and can be driven by your iPhone more than adequately - you''ll deafen yourself before you get the volume to maximum (although I haven't tried the SE215, I have owned the SE315, 420, 425 and currently own 535s - oh an I have an iPhone 4).

 

When I'm using my 535's I nearly always use them straight out of the iPhone or iPod Touch - saves the bulk of using an amp - and to be honest, and difference in SQ is negligible (even using my Arrow).  The Arrow is great for my full sized cans - but I simply don't need it for my IEMs.

 

If you really want to spend $60 - add a few more dollars to it and go buy yourself a set of Grado SR60i.  They don't need amping either.  Then go enjoy the music.

 

Don't worry about an amp until you actually need it.  And don't believe all the threads stating "night and day" differences when amping sensitive cans / IEMs.  Most of it is in their heads IMHO.

post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 

thank you for your help , but i don't like headphones , i prefer earphones

i want to buy amp.

what about fiio e11?

post #4 of 23

For the price, you can't go wrong with a FiiO E11. I find the increase in sound quality to be significant with any 'phones.


Edited by Audiosaurus - 7/4/12 at 8:10am
post #5 of 23

Fiio E11 could be ok, Fiio E6 will only make a quality signal sound worse IME.

 

iBasso D-Zero?

post #6 of 23
Objective2

Best Amp on the PLANET.
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post

Objective2
Best Amp on the PLANET.


but i'm alien

post #8 of 23

The O2 is above his price bracket at $156 USD, and it's massive for an iPhone, it's more like a desktop amplifier.

 

 

The iBasso D-Zero comes with a DAC inside of it too, and with theoretically via a mini USB cable override the internal iPhone DAC in a smartphone, thus improving the sound-quality more than the O2 ever could dream of.

post #9 of 23
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but i'm alien

Well Alrighty Then...

That would explain an Amp question in a headphone thread.

Carry on, nanu nanu, Jim
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

The O2 is above his price bracket at $156 USD, and it's massive for an iPhone, it's more like a desktop amplifier.


The iBasso D-Zero comes with a DAC inside of it too, and with theoretically via a mini USB cable override the internal iPhone DAC in a smartphone, thus improving the sound-quality more than the O2 ever could dream of.

Perhaps you haven't heard of the oDac addition...

Oh well, back to day dreaming.

Jim
post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 

i have question , if i will buy fiio e11 I'll feel the difference?

post #12 of 23

Not really, upgrading your SE215 to Sony EX600 would be 10 times more difference than any amp can give.

post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by sabag123 View Post

i have question , if i will buy fiio e11 I'll feel the difference?

No, IMO the HO of the iPhone is as good as the e11. All you'll get is more volume, unless of course you use the bass boost feature.
Edited by shotgunshane - 7/4/12 at 1:05pm
post #14 of 23
I would say that any improvement in the signal delivery to your headphones, will be just that... An Improvement.

Will it be worthy improvement? Good Question.

I would advise you to go & read the amp section before making a purchase though.

Good Luck, Jim
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 

but if i will buy amp it will improve the sound quality?

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