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Best portable amp i can buy for $100

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hello, this is my first thread :P 

and i know next to nothing about headphones.

 

I am just wondering what is a good all round portable amp that i can get for around $100 to power the beyerdynamic dt990 pro 32ohms. its nothing special but my phone and computer just arent enough.

 

Thanks :)

post #2 of 12

For around $100 USD? I would say the Fiio E07K Amp/DAC combo. Versatile and upgradable with the E09K if you so choose! You should find plenty of support and praise for it on here! 

post #3 of 12

I was searching and researching all last week over what amp to get and went with this one

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/644363/c-c-bh-portable-headphone-amp-80-hours-from-a-single-charge-buyer-review

 

only negative is wait from hong kong.

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Spider fan View Post

I was searching and researching all last week over what amp to get and went with this one

http://www.head-fi.org/t/644363/c-c-bh-portable-headphone-amp-80-hours-from-a-single-charge-buyer-review

only negative is wait from hong kong.
+1 on the C&C BH amp. I have it and I can't imagine a better amp for $100. I have some Beyer DT1350's that sound really good with them. Your Beyer cans will pair nicely.
post #5 of 12

Just bought some DT1350's and wondering whether i need an amp also? This amp sounds good, but is it a necessary purchase?

 

Source is 80g iPod, older generation.

post #6 of 12

save your money if your headphone sounds good enough through headphone out

post #7 of 12

^ Thanks - ill give it a suss. I had HD-25-IIs also and never had a problem really with the audio direct from the iPod, just dont want to underutilise or not be exposed to 'a new level' of audio listening that my ears havent experienced haha

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by sameley View Post

Just bought some DT1350's and wondering whether i need an amp also? This amp sounds good, but is it a necessary purchase?

Source is 80g iPod, older generation.
I too have the DT1350 and an iPod, and I can tell you the iPod amp has a definite veil over the music. Its sounds muffled, and totally lacking micro-detail. Going with an external amp and hooking it up via LOD cable will make an immediate noticeable upgrade with your cans.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by IAmThePhag View Post

Hello, this is my first thread :P 

and i know next to nothing about headphones.

 

I am just wondering what is a good all round portable amp that i can get for around $100 to power the beyerdynamic dt990 pro 32ohms. its nothing special but my phone and computer just arent enough.

 

Thanks :)


If you want to stay low with the budget you could make yourself a cmoy. It will cost you less than 20$...a tutorial can be found here http://tangentsoft.net/audio/cmoy-tutorial/.

or you could use the JDS Labs cMoyBB v2.03 board to make a bass boost cmoy. It will cost few dollars more, but probably have better sound, is more compact and easy to assembly. For more info take a look to http://www.jdslabs.com/diy.php

post #11 of 12

Thanks for banditopazzo for the tutorial!

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

i was looking into the Fiio E07K Amp/DAC combo and i was just wondering if music could be played via the micro usb on my htc one x. I heard it bypasses the amp/dac on the mobileto make the music sound better, would that be worth it?

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