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Headphone amp for my pc (with AKG 701's)

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I'm ordering myself some AKG 701's in the morning and was going to buy the Fiio E17 as a amp/DAC in one, but I have just been suggested the iBasso D7 which is of similar price. I'm

 

really tempted to go for the E17 because I can get very fast delivery as I tend to be very impatient but I have this little feeling that the iBasso is going to be noticeably better for the price! I 

 

was wondering if anyone could confirm this ? or if you think the E17 is just as good a choice :) ooooor is there an amp/DAC (USB Preferably) of this price range (£100) I'm missing? :) 

 

Cheers for any help in advanced!

 

SupaZang

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k701s are pretty difficult to drive correctly, they need more cash than 100 euros to be driven properly more like 3-4x the price to be in the ok zone. But try getting the fiio e9, and strap a little more for a music streamer and you should be satisfied.

 

you might wanna read this thread

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/501631/amp-and-dac-for-akg-k701


Edited by azynneo - 10/7/12 at 11:35pm
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