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So I'm looking for a good setup to use for many pairs of headphones, very different headphones at that. I'm not going to pretend to know what I'm talking about, so I'll just explain my situation. I use a laptop, so a DAC is pretty much necessary. I was looking more towards getting a tube amp, and I know there are some with the DAC built in. I currently have a Fiio E9+E7, but I am giving that to my brother.

 

Basically, I'm just looking for recommendations. I will be driving Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro's(250 Ohm), AKG K550's, Ultrasone HFI-580's, Sennheiser HD280's, and I will be getting Sennheiser HD 650's asap.

 

Budget is around $300, looking for a pretty versatile amp/DAC setup. If you guys could help me out, I would really appreciate it.

 

Thanks!

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Schitt dac and schitt amp looks nice and sound great. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Chawanwit View Post

Schitt dac and schitt amp looks nice and sound great. smily_headphones1.gif


Thanks for the recommendation! A quick check on Amazon show's the Schiit Lyr to be $350, which is a little over my budget, but I think I could pull it off. I'm going to wait for more recommendations, and going to do tons of research before making any decisions though.

 

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

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Originally Posted by Cory722 View Post

So I'm looking for a good setup to use for many pairs of headphones, very different headphones at that. I'm not going to pretend to know what I'm talking about, so I'll just explain my situation. I use a laptop, so a DAC is pretty much necessary. I was looking more towards getting a tube amp, and I know there are some with the DAC built in. I currently have a Fiio E9+E7, but I am giving that to my brother.

 

Basically, I'm just looking for recommendations. I will be driving Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro's(250 Ohm), AKG K550's, Ultrasone HFI-580's, Sennheiser HD280's, and I will be getting Sennheiser HD 650's asap.

 

Budget is around $300, looking for a pretty versatile amp/DAC setup. If you guys could help me out, I would really appreciate it.

 

Thanks!

O2 (Objective 2) portable headphone amplifier, $155, works fine as a desktop amplifier.

DAC Destroyer, USB DAC, sells for around $55-$60 on eBay.

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Originally Posted by Cory722 View Post

So I'm looking for a good setup to use for many pairs of headphones, very different headphones at that. I'm not going to pretend to know what I'm talking about, so I'll just explain my situation. I use a laptop, so a DAC is pretty much necessary. I was looking more towards getting a tube amp, and I know there are some with the DAC built in. I currently have a Fiio E9+E7, but I am giving that to my brother.

 

Basically, I'm just looking for recommendations. I will be driving Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro's(250 Ohm), AKG K550's, Ultrasone HFI-580's, Sennheiser HD280's, and I will be getting Sennheiser HD 650's asap.

 

Budget is around $300, looking for a pretty versatile amp/DAC setup. If you guys could help me out, I would really appreciate it.

 

Thanks!

 

 

For use with multiple headphones, I'll recommend a neutral DAC + AMP setup. You don't want a colored amp messing up your headphone's signature.

O2 + ODAC, among the best neutral amps for $285 from JDS Labs, but you can look for it from other places as well.

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Originally Posted by Chawanwit View Post

Schitt dac and schitt amp looks nice and sound great. smily_headphones1.gif

 

+1.

Schitt's stuffs are really worthy. 

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Thanks again guys, I am seriously taking all recommendations into consideration.

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