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Can the Sennheiser Hd-800 be powered by a fiio e09k+e17 and sound good?

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Obviously, since the amp is rated to 600 ohms there won't be a problem with volume (It powers my beyer dt990 250 ohms to hurt-ears levels at less than half volume with the gain switch on and the gain set to 12 db on the e17)

 

I am aware that the Hd800s "deserve" a better amp/dac combo, but I am a college student so as long as there's not a "these will sound like crap now" difference, I'm fine with my fiio combo.

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The E9 should do fine with the HD-800...The main problem with the E9 is its (high) 10 ohm output impeadance...but that isn't much of an issue with a 300 ohm headphone like the HD-800. Why not try it out, you can always upgrade to a better amp latter.... biggrin.gif
Edited by Snag1e - 9/29/12 at 5:55pm
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http://soundnews.ro/2012/08/30/fiio-e09k-e02i-minimalist-hi-fi/

 

I've looked around the internet a bit. It seems like it should be fine, but you may eventually want to upgrade to a tube amp. 

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So how did you manage a pair of HD800's? 

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