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Help with buying an amp.

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

hi, i was looking to upgrade my home system, as i am just playing out of my computer at the moment, through my horrible dell speaker.
i was wondering what what amp/dac should i get, as i am planning on buying the dt990 pro's for home use next year.
I was thinking the nuforce icon hdp, but i was wondering whether there was something better at the price, or cheaper, as i don't want to spend much more than $350.
Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

bump.

post #3 of 11

Have you considered a new sound card, like Asus Xonar Essence ST or STX? It has a decent headphone amplifier and also comes with swappable opamps so you can tweak it. It's well within your budget.

post #4 of 11

Are you gaming with your beyers? or strictly music? 

The essence stx is a good music soundcard, but for gaming you'll need something like a TiHD. 

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

no, my beyer's will solely be music listening, maybe a little movies, like once a week maximum.

I don't really want to invest in a new sound card as, 1, i don't have a desktop, so i go through computers pretty quick, carting the to school and back everyday (my current computer is held together with tape), and, 2, my next computer I will be buying will most likely be a slate, which i can only imagine will be a huge pain to change a sound card in.

post #6 of 11

Schiit Asgard with a JDS Labs ODAC.

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Schiit Asgard with a JDS Labs ODAC.

 

Or O2+ODAC = $285

post #8 of 11

just grab a dacportLX... it can power my dt770/600 ohms direct. 

very clean n clear dac.popcorn.gif

post #9 of 11

That is another great option.

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Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca View Post

 

Or O2+ODAC = $285

 

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Schiit Asgard with a JDS Labs ODAC.

post #10 of 11

Matrix M stage or the Odac/02 amp combo, it depends on the features you want. 

 

The Dac on the M-stage is not as good as the Odac tho. 

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Schiit Asgard with a JDS Labs ODAC.

it seems that will come to a fair bit more than just the O2+ODAC, I'm presuming that there is a bit of benefit to buying 2 separate systems rather than 1, but will it make spending the extra money worthwhile? 

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