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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I got a DT880 and HD600 for classical music only. And I am considering an AMP for about $800 (500 to 1000,cheaper will be appreciated).

 

Looking through several amp:

 

Little Dot VI (balanced output is attractive)

 

SPL auditor (a little expensive)

 

beyer A1 (heard it is a great match for 880)

 

La Figaro 339

 

And there is also a great deal of DNA Sonett on sale

 

I have been using these headphones only for classical music. Also considering about a balanced HD600 if it's worth the cost.

 

Appreciate your advice and help. other brand amp is also ok to recommend

 

Thanks


Edited by xiangyu1129 - 10/19/12 at 6:25am
post #2 of 28

Out of your curiosity, what is your source?

 

Also, are you sure you need to spend quite THAT much money for those particular headphones?  You may be able to drive them perfectly well by going with a slightly cheaper amp and putting the extra cash towards upgrading your source, etc.

post #3 of 28

Graham Slee Solo SRG II, it pairs with HD600 and DT880 nicely

post #4 of 28
Thread Starter 

I used a tascam cd401II(bought $200) before. considering upgrading a cd player

 

happier if it can drive them great with cheaper amp

post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 

thx a lot

post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 

well

I will limit my budget to $500 and look through other amps, since it need not cost that much

post #7 of 28

I'm personally very happy with how the Schiit Asgard plays with my DT880s.  Great synergy there.

 

That said, I have the 250 ohm version and I'm not sure how well they'd drive 600 ohm phones if that's what you have.

post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 

forgot to mention mine is also the 250 version

 

Thx a lot
 

post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 

i got a $150 amp before but not at home after moving.

 

it works great. well i am kindof curious how great 880 and 600 can be with a better amp

post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by xiangyu1129 View Post

i got a $150 amp before but not at home after moving.

 

it works great. well i am kindof curious how great 880 and 600 can be with a better amp

 

Cool.

 

I originally had my 880s paired with the Audinst HUD-mx1.  It was a nice match, but upgrading to th Asgard really pushed the 880s to another level.  I can't imagine getting significant gains beyond this.  I'm sure a very nice and expensive amp would yield subtle improvements, but nothing that I would consider spending $500-$800 for.

 

If I ever decide to spring for $1000 headphones, then I'll think about upgrading my amp, but I'm very happy with my setup for the time being. 

post #11 of 28

So does anyone know if the asgard COULD drive the 880/600 ? 

post #12 of 28
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So does anyone know if the asgard COULD drive the 880/600 ? 


Yes it can

post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Killface View Post

So does anyone know if the asgard COULD drive the 880/600 ? 

 

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Originally Posted by punks15 View Post


Yes it can

 

Technically yes, although I believe Schiit folks would recommend the Lyr or one of their amps with a little more juice for 600 ohm cans.

post #14 of 28
Thanks guys
post #15 of 28
Actually wrote the schiit guys and they said the Asgard would be fine as long as your pre amp is at least 2V ... Said they run 600ohm cans from the Asgard all the time (?)
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