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Did I mess up big time?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hello All,

 

I am a first-time user of head-fi and very interested in the world of hi-fi listening, I know very little in this area, but I am open to suggestions and advice. Recently (cyber monday) I purchased a pair of AKG k702s from Amazon coupled with the FiiO E11 amp. After doing some digging, I realized that my purchases were probably not suited for each other. I was hoping to use the AKG's as a daily, wear around campus headphone. Apparently the amp I purchased is not powerful enough to drive these headphones and will make them severly underpowered. Is this true? Will my headphones really not sound good at all? Or is this just snobby audiophile jargon? I have been previously using un-amplified bose quietcomfort 3's with my iPhone 5. I also had to purchase the FiiO L-Adapter and another 8-pin to 30-pin adapter to make the setup work. Is my purchase good for nothing? Will I have to buy a different amp to use with my AKG's?

 

Sorry for the lengthy post, but I am very concered about my decision. Cheers! L3000.gif

post #2 of 5

The main issues with ordering the AKG's for around campus use is their open design - everyone around you will hear what you're listening to, and you'll be able to hear them.  So I'm not sure if for your uses you'd want to hold on to the AKG's in the first place.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

This isn't really an issue, I just want to know if the amp would power them decently if at all.

post #4 of 5

They're actually a very sensitive headphone.  A fiio will power them to earsplitting levels (120 dB) so it will power them.  Whether it will sound good is a different question (one I can't answer as I've never tried the combo.)

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thank you, I am excited to see the results when finals week is over.

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