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post #16 of 19
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Yeah thats what I was thinking buying something cheaper at the start with the headphones and later on down the track trying out amps. Are there any other sound cards you could recommend around $50?

post #17 of 19

so the e 7 can drive the 250 ohms easily ? are you talking about the e17 ? coz the e 7 is a dac  right? and I've asked ppl like madlustenvy who said the e7 can probably drive 32 ohms at best ..

 

regards

post #18 of 19
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so the e 7 can drive the 250 ohms easily ? are you talking about the e17 ? coz the e 7 is a dac  right? and I've asked ppl like madlustenvy who said the e7 can probably drive 32 ohms at best ..

 

regards

 

The E7. The old E7. That's right. Just like the E11. And the E17. Impedance doesn't mean much. People seem to think that higher impedance is harder to drive, when really, it's not really. There's more to the total reality of how much power is needed to fully drive a headphone, and I guarantee you it's less than what reading stuff on this website will have you think it is. Then again, I say that as someone who runs his headphones with 50 watt speaker amps via balanced custom re-cable jobs. I'm all about the over-kill. But that's because I like it that way. It doesn't mean it's actually needed to physical make a headphone fully dynamic.

 

You'll find a lot of opinions on driving headphones. Some people seem to think that they require nuclear power plants to sound dynamic. Others realize they are at full volume without even turning up the volume max on a basic device and sound fine.

 

It's cheaper to try the later, and buy an amp later if your ears don't agree.

 

Very best,

post #19 of 19

orryt .. i had an offer for the e 7 a while .. rejected it coz i thot it couldn't drive the 250 ohm beyers.. orryt I think i ll take a listen anyway..

 

thanks malveaux! .. 

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