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post #16 of 45
I would look into the O2. I love mine...
post #17 of 45
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Originally Posted by Snag1e View Post

I would look into the O2. I love mine...

 

That's also a pretty good choice, can't really go wrong there.

 

PS: Nice Spice and Wolf (if I recall correctly) avatar smily_headphones1.gif

post #18 of 45
Yep! Spice and Wolf it is! biggrin.gif
post #19 of 45

I'm seriously cosiderin the Aune T1 but nobody talks about it here, how does it compare to all the other choices in this thread?

post #20 of 45
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Originally Posted by icehole View Post

I use the Little Dot MK III with HE400s and HD650s.  It seems to work well with both.  Cost is around 200 also.

Hello,
I have a MK III with HD 600s, K701s, and just recently HE-400,s. I am curious do you leave your gain settings at 5, or do you change the setting to 3, or 4 for the 400's?
post #21 of 45
For the 701s & HE400s the gain should be set to low (3 or 4).
post #22 of 45
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Originally Posted by Snag1e View Post

For the 701s & HE400s the gain should be set to low (3 or 4).

I always Keep my 701s, @ 5. Sounded the best. 4 made it sound way to airy! But I would think the 400s would prob be best at 4?
post #23 of 45
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Originally Posted by TheMaestro335 View Post


Hello,
I have a MK III with HD 600s, K701s, and just recently HE-400,s. I am curious do you leave your gain settings at 5, or do you change the setting to 3, or 4 for the 400's?

I have my gain setting on 5 because I use same amp for the 400s and hd650s.  I found that was the best setting for me for the 650s, seems to have a small attenuation in bass but increased soundstage imo.

post #24 of 45
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I have my gain setting on 5 because I use same amp for the 400s and hd650s.  I found that was the best setting for me for the 650s, seems to have a small attenuation in bass but increased soundstage imo.

Hello,
Yes I leave mine on 5 as well. I am just wondering if 5 is to hot for th HE 400's?
post #25 of 45
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Originally Posted by JD1993 View Post

I could not find the Schiit Asgard, and the Little Dot MK III is way too expensive. Is there any other Desktop USB Headphone AMP/DAC for around or under $200 that Isn't the HiFiman EF2A or a FiiO amp?

 

If you need both an USB Dac and an Amp, this will be tough to do at that budget.

 

If you're able to do a little DIY, you could build an O2 / ODAC combo at that price or buy it prebuilt for a little more. I haven't heard the HE400 or HD650 with this set-up, but it works great with my HE500 & HD600, and my LCD-2 for that matter.

post #26 of 45

Better than most at this price up to $500 or more.

 

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100

post #27 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kozmo View Post

 

If you need both an USB Dac and an Amp, this will be tough to do at that budget.

 

If you're able to do a little DIY, you could build an O2 / ODAC combo at that price or buy it prebuilt for a little more. I haven't heard the HE400 or HD650 with this set-up, but it works great with my HE500 & HD600, and my LCD-2 for that matter.

What about the Audioengine D1? People say they love that? I'm trying to find out which is better: The Audioengine D1, or the FiiO E17/E9K (Paired).

post #28 of 45
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What about the Audioengine D1? People say they love that? I'm trying to find out which is better: The Audioengine D1, or the FiiO E17/E9K (Paired).

Just to add another suggestion: the Audinst HUD-MX1
post #29 of 45

Came across this today Musical Paradise, don't know anything about it but it certainly fits into your budget.

post #30 of 45

Dragonfly works well.

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