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**Help Me Find Amp/DAC for HE400 £150**

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi

 

I am looking to buy a head amp and dac for about £150 (flexible) to power my newly ordered he-400s. It will be plugged into my laptop via USB.

 

If possible i'd also like to be able to use the amp with my hifi speaker separates system. 

 

Any suggestions? :)

post #2 of 6

The Fiio E17 is a decent amp/dac combo which should be able to drive the HE400, but just barely. It's well within your budget though. But you'll want something more powerful, which unfortunately will probably cost more than £150.

 

I just bought an ODAC and a Matrix M-stage amp to go with my HE400. I hear good things about the pairing so im looking forward to it. Price wise they're somewhere in the region of £260 combined which i think is a good deal. The M-stage also has a preamp feature which you could use for your speakers.

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

The Fiio E17 is a decent amp/dac combo which should be able to drive the HE400, but just barely. It's well within your budget though. But you'll want something more powerful, which unfortunately will probably cost more than £150.

 

I just bought an ODAC and a Matrix M-stage amp to go with my HE400. I hear good things about the pairing so im looking forward to it. Price wise they're somewhere in the region of £260 combined which i think is a good deal. The M-stage also has a preamp feature which you could use for your speakers.

 

+1 e17

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

What about the O2 amp + dac combo?

post #5 of 6

Not my favorite with the he400^^

 

Took away some of the body and punch that this hp is capable of. 

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

How about the Arcam RPac?

 

EDIT: The audioengine d1 also seems popular?


Edited by TimBlanchard - 11/1/12 at 4:54pm
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