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Pls help me chose DAC/AMP for my Hifiman HE-400!

post #1 of 7
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Hello, I'm about to buy an AMP and a DAC or a combined AMP/DAC.

 

Headphones: Hifiman HE-400

 

Budget: ~800 euro

 

I'm really confused right now and pick is even harder then when I chose what headphones to buy... confused_face_2.gif

 

I like punchy, fast and airy sound. I listen to Pop, Hip-hop and different Electronic sub genres.

 

I don't care about portability, the machines will be standing on my home desktop forever.

 

Music will be played from my stationary PC only.

 

Please help me out guys, my head is about to explode!

post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 

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post #3 of 7

Shouldn't this be better on the AMP forum and not the headphone one? :-p

 

Anyway, search the HE-400 threads for the most common amps used and verify if one is available to you for audition. Don't have the HE-400s, so cannot point you to any other direction than what I previously wrote...

 

Good luck!

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by mindflayz View Post

Hello, I'm about to buy an AMP and a DAC or a combined AMP/DAC.

 

Headphones: Hifiman HE-400

 

Budget: ~800 euro

 

I'm really confused right now and pick is even harder then when I chose what headphones to buy... confused_face_2.gif

 

I like punchy, fast and airy sound. I listen to Pop, Hip-hop and different Electronic sub genres.

 

I don't care about portability, the machines will be standing on my home desktop forever.

 

Music will be played from my stationary PC only.

 

Please help me out guys, my head is about to explode!

 

Heya,

 

Keep it simple. Why spend 800EU on source when the headphone cost less than half that. Save your money.

 

Look into:

 

JDS Labs O2 & ODAC

Schiit Modi & Magni

Audio GD NFB 12~15.1

 

Very best,

post #5 of 7
Modi magni will cost you a lot lesser than your budget...
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies guys, oki I might save some money and get something cheaper.

 

Any more suggestions?

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Dont really wanna buy magni/mod cuz I dont think it will improve alot from my asus xonar essence st so rather buy something more expensive


Edited by mindflayz - 3/9/13 at 1:33pm
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