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For those who have (had) the combination, how does the Explorer pair with the senn HD 598 ? Thank you !

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No one ?

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No one ?

It is very good with HD 650s, probably the same applies to HD 598
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On sale for $149.00 from Audio Advisor (and Amazon)! I just picked one up and am excited to see how it pairs with my Shure 1540's. It's been a long haul trying to find the amp/dac combination that suits me the most. I hope the Explorer pans out!

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 HOWEVER - I would not recommend this headphone amp (alone) for high-end headphones like Sennheiser HD600-HD800s, HiFiMan HE-500-6Es, etc. - they require more "umph* than this device can deliver. 

 

Do any of you with experience with the HD600/HD650 and using Explorer as amp agree? I'm wondering if there is a usb dac that has enough "umph" to run the HD600 to optimal? 

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 HOWEVER - I would not recommend this headphone amp (alone) for high-end headphones like Sennheiser HD600-HD800s, HiFiMan HE-500-6Es, etc. - they require more "umph* than this device can deliver. 

Do any of you with experience with the HD600/HD650 and using Explorer as amp agree? I'm wondering if there is a usb dac that has enough "umph" to run the HD600 to optimal? 

Best pairing for HD600/HD650 of the current crop is the Geek Out 450. Its a perfect pairing. PM CEE TEE if you want a second opinion.
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Best pairing for HD600/HD650 of the current crop is the Geek Out 450. Its a perfect pairing. PM CEE TEE if you want a second opinion.

 

Thanks for the direction! 

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Nov. will be a good month for Meridian.  ;)

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Agree with that :-)
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On sale for $149.00 from Audio Advisor (and Amazon)! I just picked one up and am excited to see how it pairs with my Shure 1540's. It's been a long haul trying to find the amp/dac combination that suits me the most. I hope the Explorer pans out!

yep. ordered this for $149 yesterday and it feels like a steal based upon what i've read. seems to be a great pairing with the HD 600's from the vast majority of folks who actually have the two.  the meridian seems to have a slightly more rich sound than the geekout from what i've researched.

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