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Poll Results: What do you think of amp recommendations in general?

 
  • 11% (17)
    Disgustingly not thought out, just recommended from the single amp they have tried
  • 13% (19)
    Poorly thought out, mostly blind brand loyalty
  • 42% (60)
    50/50, a lot of zealots but about the same number of helpful recommendations
  • 11% (16)
    Mostly people here know what they are saying
  • 14% (21)
    WiR3D is a zealot.
  • 6% (9)
    I disagree with you most things, people can recommend from there own experience, even if it is just the one amp that they own.
142 Total Votes  
post #286 of 436

 

 

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Originally Posted by SnufsHeadphone 
 
Which portable amp would be able to properly drive a D5000? I'm currently looking at the E17, but haven't really looked further & thought I might make some use of the expertise of you guys ;)
Budget would be about 150$
Originally Posted by Fearless1 
 
The O2 is great with the D5ks, I like it much more then the E17 with them. I am not a big O2 fan, but it makes the D5k sound clean and tight.

 

I currently solely use an iPod Touch 4G 32GB as source / dac / amp. But seeing as I recently bought an absolutely amazing Denon D5000,
which portable amp should I buy? I've got about 150~200$ to spend.

Thanks in advance :DD



Edit:

      Quote:
Originally Posted by Man7rah View Post

This thread needs to evolve into a: 

Amp recommendations for Fostex/Denon Headphones (and also DAC's).

thread.

What about:

Amp ( + combo ) recommendations for Fostex / Denon headphones ;)


Edited by SnufsHeadphone - 1/7/13 at 3:10pm
post #287 of 436

Is the Schiit Asgard amp better for the D7000's than the Yulong D100's amp section?  Is the D100's DAC better than the Cambridge Audio 840C's DAC?

 

The reason I ask is that I just purchased a D7000.  I own an E17 that I utilize playing through my laptop for now.  My main system is downstairs in which I have the 840C as my CDP which I can utilize as a DAC and use the Asgard as my HPA.  Or I can get a D100 and utilize that through my laptop upstairs rather than my E17 but then not have a HPA down with my main system.  Or, just buy both and have the best of both worlds.. LOL
 

post #288 of 436
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Originally Posted by Man7rah View Post

Just made the payment for a second hand Yulong D100 ( 315 euro ) It should be on it's way by next week from Germany, I live in Norway so it should be here by mid-January. I had an E17 that I sold off to afford this so I will make a comparison from what I remember of it against the Yulong. I really hope it will take my D5K to new levels! From what I've read it will compared to the E17.

 

Any updates yet?

post #289 of 436
I'm surprise that the Centrance products as not been listed much here ?? I own both the DACport & DACmini w/1 ohm option and remember my D5000 to improve with the DACmini. I sold the D5K because of their sound signature and now waiting for my D7000. I'm hoping for a good synergy with the mini.
post #290 of 436

SO, say I wanted the best DAC/AMP combo to pair with my D7000's under say $750...Would I be best served with the Yulong D100, another DAC/AMP or separate amp & dac?

 

I already have the Azur 840C which I can use as a DAC and can spend the entire budget on an amp but then I would only be able to utilize that downstairs where my main 2-Channel system is.

 

Opinions?

post #291 of 436
Thread Starter 

BACK FROM HOLIDAY

 

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Originally Posted by KBerube80 View Post

SO, say I wanted the best DAC/AMP combo to pair with my D7000's under say $750...Would I be best served with the Yulong D100, another DAC/AMP or separate amp & dac?

 

I already have the Azur 840C which I can use as a DAC and can spend the entire budget on an amp but then I would only be able to utilize that downstairs where my main 2-Channel system is.

 

Opinions?

For that price -

  • Yulong D100
  • Yulong D100 and Schiit Asguard
  • Schiit Bifrost and Schiit Asguard
  • or a suitable DAC+amp unit from AudioGD.

 

I'm sceptical of the upgrade the Schiit Asguard has over the D100, I would say these options are on par. It depends on your preferences.

 

Sounds to me like you want a second system anyway. 

 

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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

I'm surprise that the Centrance products as not been listed much here ?? I own both the DACport & DACmini w/1 ohm option and remember my D5000 to improve with the DACmini. I sold the D5K because of their sound signature and now waiting for my D7000. I'm hoping for a good synergy with the mini.

Well when you get the D7000 and get used to it, if you could compare the Centrance to some other products - I can deliberate. So far not enough feedback

 

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Originally Posted by KBerube80 View Post

Is the Schiit Asgard amp better for the D7000's than the Yulong D100's amp section?  Is the D100's DAC better than the Cambridge Audio 840C's DAC?

 

The reason I ask is that I just purchased a D7000.  I own an E17 that I utilize playing through my laptop for now.  My main system is downstairs in which I have the 840C as my CDP which I can utilize as a DAC and use the Asgard as my HPA.  Or I can get a D100 and utilize that through my laptop upstairs rather than my E17 but then not have a HPA down with my main system.  Or, just buy both and have the best of both worlds.. LOL

Well if you want 2 systems, get the D100 for upstairs, and the Asguard or an AudioGD for downstairs. that way you cover both. Win Win to me, then you can also fill us in on the difference in Amp sections.

 

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Originally Posted by SnufsHeadphone View Post

I currently solely use an iPod Touch 4G 32GB as source / dac / amp. But seeing as I recently bought an absolutely amazing Denon D5000,
which portable amp should I buy? I've got about 150~200$ to spend.

Thanks in advance :DD

Fostex HP-P1 is your only option, but its out of your price range. 

 

You want clear, uncoloured, and lots of current.

post #292 of 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnufsHeadphone View Post

 

I currently solely use an iPod Touch 4G 32GB as source / dac / amp. But seeing as I recently bought an absolutely amazing Denon D5000,
which portable amp should I buy? I've got about 150~200$ to spend.

Thanks in advance

 

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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

BACK FROM HOLIDAY

 

Fostex HP-P1 is your only option, but its out of your price range. 

 

You want clear, uncoloured, and lots of current.


Would a cheaper portable amp make any difference? I'm currently 17 years old and I just don't have unlimited $$ laying around... 200$ for an amp isn't very strechable sadly :(

post #293 of 436
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SnufsHeadphone View Post

Would a cheaper portable amp make any difference? I'm currently 17 years old and I just don't have unlimited $$ laying around... 200$ for an amp isn't very strechable sadly :(

Well with Denons the DAC is more important, and only so many work with Apple iDevices, and the Go-Dap is coloured and does not suit it (from experience) and also expensive. 

 

Also above that I have experience with the Fiio E7, which is ok, but it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of current delivery. 

 

I just bough my father the E17 which I will test. but half the circuitry will be wasted, unless your using it with a PC.

 

You can buy a portable amp but you will need someone who knows more about them to help you, I have already given you the requirements: uncoloured, with lots of current and low output impedance.

 

But I wouldn't expect much just from an amp if your using the ipod touch as the source. So save your money is my recommendation.

post #294 of 436

I might actually go against and suggest a warm amp to go with, rather than the most neutral sounding one. I am liking my D5000 from my TTVJ Slim more than from my NFB5.2 weirdly

post #295 of 436
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

I might actually go against and suggest a warm amp to go with, rather than the most neutral sounding one. I am liking my D5000 from my TTVJ Slim more than from my NFB5.2 weirdly

Source & DAC?

post #296 of 436

Ahh that was from a nationite Sflo:2

post #297 of 436
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Ahh that was from a nationite Sflo:2

Piling a fair amount of smooth and colouration on there? 

 

If it works don't break it, but it doesn't often. (the colouration I mean)

post #298 of 436
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Originally Posted by SnufsHeadphone View Post

Would a cheaper portable amp make any difference? I'm currently 17 years old and I just don't have unlimited $$ laying around... 200$ for an amp isn't very strechable sadly :(

 

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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

Well with Denons the DAC is more important, and only so many work with Apple iDevices, and the Go-Dap is coloured and does not suit it (from experience) and also expensive. 

 

Also above that I have experience with the Fiio E7, which is ok, but it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of current delivery. 

 

I just bough my father the E17 which I will test. but half the circuitry will be wasted, unless your using it with a PC.

 

You can buy a portable amp but you will need someone who knows more about them to help you, I have already given you the requirements: uncoloured, with lots of current and low output impedance.

 

But I wouldn't expect much just from an amp if your using the ipod touch as the source. So save your money is my recommendation.


Thanks for your recommendation :) Looking forward to hear your opinion on the E17 as well. Much appreciated.

post #299 of 436

Oh don't jinx my Sflo:2!! It is still running fine!

 

Yea it is a great colouration that imo worked very well with the Sflo:2's more analytical sound signature, the two just works together nicely - and even nicer with the D5000. That's why I suggested maybe peeps can look into a 'warmer' or 'darker'/'tubey/whatever witchcraft it is amp to use with the Denon

post #300 of 436
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Oh don't jinx my Sflo:2!! It is still running fine!

Yea it is a great colouration that imo worked very well with the Sflo:2's more analytical sound signature, the two just works together nicely - and even nicer with the D5000. That's why I suggested maybe peeps can look into a 'warmer' or 'darker'/'tubey/whatever witchcraft it is amp to use with the
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