Hello guys i buy new headphones Grado SR225i Mostly i listen with these headphones Rock, Metal, Vocals. SR225i requeres AMP? If yes what AMP/DAC Combo do best job with SR225i under 200$.
AMP/DAC ? for Grado SR225i about 200 euros
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The SR225/225i is great with Fiio E11 on Bass Boost Level 1, I don't know about the E17 but I would guess it's more or less on the same level with E11 amp-wise. Otherwise, if you want to try tube, you may look into hybrid amps first since they are often cheaper and fairly easier to maintain. My Grados have great synergy with the original Millett Hybrid, Little Dot I+ is also often recommended (I have not tried it myself).
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Well I am listening to my 225i on my HiFiman EF2a as I type this. Tube amp/dac and it sounds very good to me. For less than $200 your choices are very limited. Audioengine makes a D1 amp/dac that has gotten some good reviews as well and it is under $200. It is solid-state but at this price level I don't think it is going to make a big difference, tube or SS.