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Best amp for Electronic music?

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Hey, I just ordered a M50 and I've never listened to music with a proper heaphone and amp before. Don't know much on AMPs but I am researching quite heavily and I am mainly looking at the FiiOs because they are an All in one unit and I will be mainly listening to music out of my iPod/samsung galaxy phone. And laptop at times so I don't want a big one. 

 

If people have different suggestions let me know because I don't know of other amps in general.. I don't even know why it's better but I'm willing to try it out. So which amp would be good for bass pretty much.

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Depending how much your computer use will be with this new amp is a question.

Fiio E17 and E7 are both Dac/Amps. What this means is you can use the DAC to bypass your laptops internal soundcard, though when using them with your ipod or phone you will only be using the amp section of the device. If you want an amp only you can look at E11 which still can be used on your computer though it would be through the headphone out making well.....pretty crappy sound.

If you do use any of these with your ipod look into an LOD such as Fiio L9 to bypass your players internal amp. (Allows a much cleaner signal to feed the amp)


In short if you want it 50% 50% for portable and laptop use go for an E17.

If you will be using say 80% portable 20% laptop I would probably just go for an E11.

if money's not a problem then there's several other possibility's
Edited by H20Fidelity - 9/9/12 at 12:13am
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What if it was 80% laptop?

What is an LOD btw, do I need to buy one if I were to use an amp with my portable?

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What if it was 80% laptop?
What is an LOD btw, do I need to buy one if I were to use an amp with my portable?

80% laptop you want a DAC/Amp such as E17 or E7 (preferably E17)

An LOD is a line out dock cable, you would use it with your ipod only.

They feed the amp a cleaner signal than your headphone out because you bypass the ipods internal amp.
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Does the E17 come with a LOD in it?

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Does the E17 come with a LOD in it?

No, you must buy one separately. E17 will only come with a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable.
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