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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by WalkGood View Post

 

It’s a firewire sound card that bypasses you’re onboard soundcard and offers a lot of output options. Those that own it tell me it drives the hd650s fine but it’s not an amp. I don’t own one and only recommended because it falls below your budget, I drive my HD650s with a tube amp.

 

Hmm I have few questions please
Is there any problem from using the firewire connection ?

And do I consider this as a DAC ?, then I should buy this and an amp right ?

 

It looks fine tbh

post #17 of 21

O2 amp / O2 Dac at JDSlab ---> they said that this combo can compete with $1000 amp and drive $1000 cans, could be very potential for the next upgrade.

Dragon fly ---> Jude said this is the budget king.

post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by BulletProve View Post

Hmm I have few questions please
Is there any problem from using the firewire connection ?

And do I consider this as a DAC ?, then I should buy this and an amp right ?

 

It looks fine tbh


- No problems with firwire connection and it frees up another USB port ftw.

- "do I consider this as a DAC ?" It's a recording sound card that bypasses onboard sound card, so it's a DAC with amplified headphone out.

- "then I should buy this and an amp right ?" No amp needed, from dfkt's lips via irc "[13:57] <dfkt> the af have an amplified headphone-out which drives any headphone fine, from ue11 to hd650."

 

Edit: If you want a similar but in a USB option, look at the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface, no amp needed either.


Edited by WalkGood - 8/2/12 at 5:39pm
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by BulletProve View Post
 ... I don't mind using a firewire, but is this an amp or a DAC or what ?

 

It’s a firewire sound card that bypasses you’re onboard soundcard and offers a lot of output options. Those that own it tell me it drives the hd650s fine but it’s not an amp. I don’t own one and only recommended because it falls below your budget, I drive my HD650s with a tube amp.

 

Have you checked if he has a computer with Firewire first?

post #20 of 21

I am currently using the Little Dot MKII with a AudioEngine D1 DAC and it does a great job of driving them on a budget set-up. 

post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

 

Have you checked if he has a computer with Firewire first?

 

P8P67 Pro has 1 Firewire port.

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