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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by zerocoolhifi View Post

I am not being disrespectful so I apologize if you took it that way. I did ask for an amp suggestion (not whether or not to get one). I am running right from the sound card on the computer and the sound is not as good as it is from my portable rigs using IEMs (which many of us do use portable amps for IEMs). I have Hooked my Fiio e6 to the computer and it does improve the SQ so I am looking for a better desktop amp as the e6 is obviously not a desktop amp. There is much improvement to be made using an amp for iems, be it sound quality, sound stage and even sound signature. Thanks


Thats why, I say it again. Get your headphone first. Then you should decide what amp to get. Don't do it the other way round.

post #17 of 24
Yep I will do that once I get some cans (might even be a different one from the one I get for IEMs) but I am using IEMs (which I already have) right now and need to get a desktop amp for them. I'll just continue to do research for an iem desktop amp, thanks.
post #18 of 24

I'd go with an o2 with lowered gain for an iem amp, most likely. But, I'm an o2 fan-boy.

post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by zerocoolhifi View Post

 There is much improvement to be made using an amp for iems, be it sound quality, sound stage and even sound signature. Thanks

I think it depends more on the IEM them the amp. From what Ive seen here some IEMs will improve with an amp and some you wont even notice. So maybe tell us what IEMs your using and someone may be able to tell you if they are even worth amping. 

post #20 of 24

Some Iems benefit from a good source/dac. I wouldn't amp cheap iems, there's minimal to zero difference. 

post #21 of 24

Got a bunch of cheap ones but my nicer ones are: X10, MTPG, GR07 BE, RE0 and SM3.

post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

I'd go with an o2 with lowered gain for an iem amp, most likely. But, I'm an o2 fan-boy.


Same here. The O2 will work with most headphones/IEMs.

post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post

Some Iems benefit from a good source/dac. I wouldn't amp cheap iems, there's minimal to zero difference. 

Yep I just tried out my new Fiio e10 on my monprice 8320 and it didn't do a thing for them. That's not why I got it though, its really for my DT770s and it helped them a bunch. 


Edited by loki993 - 1/16/13 at 7:51am
post #24 of 24

I recommend the Creative X-Fi HD USB. It was £75 = just over $100. It has a built in DAC and Headphone amp. 

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