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Portable amp under 50$ to drive my ath m 50's

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I am looking at a portable amp to drive my m 50's any recommendations? im looking at the e6 right now. also could somebody  give me there opinion on this non portable amp. thank every one :)

post #2 of 11
Try this http://www.head-fi.org/t/640501/iphone-5-as-a-source-what-else
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Originally Posted by el3ctr0nicz View Post

I am looking at a portable amp to drive my m 50's any recommendations? im looking at the e6 right now. also could somebody  give me there opinion on this non portable amp. thank every one :)

 

Just realized you posted twice with the same question.... really? Try asking the m50s appreciation thread
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I don't remember ATH-M50 need amp to drive from what I had heard...
Just my 2cent smily_headphones1.gif
post #5 of 11

you might want to try using iBasso D0 ? it increases the soundstage, quickens the bass and improves the mids and highs .

post #6 of 11

Electric Avenues PA2V2 is a small, cheap and good amp.

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Fiio e11/e6?

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PA2v2

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FiiO E11, if you really want an amp. If you want to use an amp, you should really get an LOD as to not degrade the signal by double amping. Depending on your device, this may not be possible. iPhone 5, for example, cannot use an LOD (unless you go Lightning => 30 pin adapter, than an LOD) An amp is not really required for the M50s, though.

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I find the E6 pairs well with the m50's.

The thing is the M50's don't really need an amp for power cause they can easily be driven from anything. Really what you want is a sound signature that pairs up with them. The M50's have a bloated bass so something that tightens it up helps improve them a lot, and the E6 has a bass setting that goes nicely with them. Based on the fact you don't need the power you certainly want to go with something cheap as well, and the E6 meets that criteria and then some. 

Really worrying about anything more then an entry level portable amp like the E6 isn't required. The M50's are an entry level headphone and anything beyond an entry level amp is a waste of money on them in my opinion, you aren't going to hear any big improvement.

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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

I don't remember ATH-M50 need amp to drive from what I had heard...
Just my 2cent smily_headphones1.gif

I have M50s.  Borrowed a cheap $30 amp.  Off my Droid 3, it is night and day.  M50s need an amp.  All of a sudden, I had bass!

 

Need to get my own amp but I am waiting till after I get my new smartphone (hoping to get BB10) before deciding on an amp.  If BB10 does audio out via USB, I'm getting a bithead or similar.


Edited by kherman - 1/26/13 at 9:15pm
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