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Stepping up from the fiio e9 for the same price.

post #1 of 10
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So, I'm getting a new amp for some dt880 pros. I'll be using it at my desktop. I think it is stupid that amps differ as much as headphones in sound signature, so, what is the best solid state class A amp i could get for around 100, and i'm willing to go used. I'd love to have the O2 amp, but I absolutely despise that amp because all the I/O ports are on the front. Thanks in advance.

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post #3 of 10

Aren't you satisfied with the sound of your E9? do you have a Dac? 

getting a dac would be a nice addition to your system. Onboard sound quality doesnt make justice to headphones. 


Edited by jackwess - 12/4/12 at 10:08am
post #4 of 10
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I will get a dac soon, but i want something with a lower output impedance so I can use it on a larger variety of headphones.
post #5 of 10

For around that price the only options that come to mind are the chinese amps (can be found on ebay)

 Little dot as an example. 

post #6 of 10
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I would accept tube/ss hybrids like the little dot 1+ too, as long as they are not warm sounding. I want flatness, or what some people lovingly refer to as "sterile", like the objective 2


Edited by Gallade475 - 12/5/12 at 3:55pm
post #7 of 10

Different tubes will give you a different amount of warmth... but that adds to cost, and having to play around.  The Little Dot 1+ is a decently warm amp though (which is why it sounds so damn gorgeous with grados). 

 

What impedance are the beyers you are looking at though, cause I don't think the Little Dot did much (warmth aside) for the 600 ohm beyers I've tried it with...

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Errymoose View Post

Different tubes will give you a different amount of warmth... but that adds to cost, and having to play around.  The Little Dot 1+ is a decently warm amp though (which is why it sounds so damn gorgeous with grados). 

 

What impedance are the beyers you are looking at though, cause I don't think the Little Dot did much (warmth aside) for the 600 ohm beyers I've tried it with...

i'm getting the pro 250 ohm.

 

I want the most accurate, so I guess tubes are out of the equation.

post #9 of 10

just get the O2 it sounds the best, i dont like everything on the front panel, but you have to sacrifice some things sometimes.

post #10 of 10
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I think i found an outlet. i'll get the Objective 2, with the desktop enclosure. I like it. Will come back with results after christmas, and WILL review.

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