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Asgard too much for Nuforce NE-700X?

post #1 of 7
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I'm currently waiting for an Asgard amp to arrive for another pair of headphones, and I was wondering if it would be possible to run these off of it. I've heard you can damage headphones if you put too much power into them.

 

I know it's completely unnecessary, but I can't plug them into the back of my computer since the cord is too short so it would be nice to actually be able to use them on my computer again.

 

 

NE-700xSpecs:

 

  • Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Max. Input Power: 10m W
  • Rated Power: 3m W
  • Sensitivity: 105 dB+/-3dB

 


Asgard Specs:

 

  • Gain: 5(14db)
  • Maximum Output: 20V P-P typ.
  • Output Impedence 1Ohm
  • Headphone Impedance: 8-600Ohm

 

 

So do you guys think it would damage my IEMs or not?

post #2 of 7
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Bump.

post #3 of 7

All I can say is that it'd really hurt at first. Tried to put my W4s into the Lyr...Not trying that again. It wasn't at a high enough volume to the point where the IEMs would be damaged, but I do worry at times. I'd imagine the Asgards to be a bit better. Do they have gain control? I can't seem to remember.

 

As long as you watch the volume knob, I'd think it'd be fine, just not at all ideal or even necessary.

post #4 of 7

I used my Brainwavz M2 with my V200 amp before :) If the Asgard has small steps when the volume knob increases it should be fine. It may get real loud too low in the volume knob depending on the amp however. Typically these amps are not meant for iem's however so they may get too loud too fast. 

post #5 of 7
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Thanks for the responses guys. The only control that the Asgard has that I know of is the volume knob.

 

I'll make sure to keep the volume knob on the lowest possible volume when I try them out... And also not have them in my ears right when I start playing music...

post #6 of 7

My IEMs work fine with my EF5, but Tubes and IEMs don't match well so... If you want an amp for IEMs only, you will have much better luck with smaller amps. The ODAC+O2 is a killer combo and has PLENTY of power, but works amazingly well with most IEMs minus the ER-4S. 

post #7 of 7
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Well I'm not really  looking for an amp for IEMs, as these run great without one... just got the amp for my HE-400.

 

It actually works fine off the Asgard in regards to not exploding. I'm able to adjust the volume anywhere from very quiet to a level where it probably would get damaged, but it gets too loud at like 9:30. Asgard seems to have a sensitive enough volume knob where this works just fine.

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