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Amp for SRH840 headphones

post #1 of 8
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I'm looking for an amp for my SRH840 headphones. Well actually, I don't really know if I need one at all.

 

Apparently they are 42Ohm impedance and I'll just be playing folk music mainly through my motherboard (GA-Z68X-UD3-B3) which has apparently got "Realtek ALC889 codec High Definition Audio".

 

I have a relatively small budget but I'd like to know what my options are with these headphones, or whether I should be considering buying a new audio card too?

 

Thank you!


Edited by cameron262 - 4/21/13 at 4:36pm
post #2 of 8

First I think you should figure out which point dose the SRH840 disappointed you, then you can decide whether you need a amplify or what kind of it. 

post #3 of 8
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They sometimes seem underwhelming and also some loud sounds seem slightly distorted.

post #4 of 8

You can start with a cheap Xonar DG (with built in amp) will do things better than your onboard. 

post #5 of 8

i have SRH840's as well and getting a dedicated amp can really make the cans shine. Check out FiiO they have some portable amp/DACs as well as desktop amps. 40ohm is quite low for needed extra power but its high enough where an amp will improve the headphones. Ive noticed with an amp the bass sounds much stronger and smooth. 

 

If you are looking to get into the audio hobby, check out schiit stack Magni/Modi (its not necessarily the best for budget people) but its a damn good stack for the price and magni can power a wide range of headphones

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Would the FiiO E10 be a good purchase? (I think the $200 Magni/Modi is out of my price range) I'm not really sure what I am supposed to be looking for when comparing them


Edited by cameron262 - 4/23/13 at 9:36am
post #7 of 8
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Actually the E07ks seems to get better reviews than the E10s, is there anything else under £100 that I should consider?


Edited by cameron262 - 4/23/13 at 9:51am
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Originally Posted by cameron262 View Post

Actually the E07ks seems to get better reviews than the E10s, is there anything else under £100 that I should consider?

Yea the E07K would be a great purchase. It has a great DAC in it and its portable with plenty of power to drive the headphones. I would recommend that

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