Originally Posted by musiclover66
New to the forums and just had a quick question. Sorry if this has been asked before...I couldn't find anything related.
I am new to the world of headphone amps. I currently have the ATH-M50s and looking to get the AKG K702s. What mobile amp (listening to music on a mobile device) would you guys suggest for those headphones?
The only portable amp i've liked with the K702 is the Headroom Total Airhead. It drives it decently and it's also a good match for the M50.
The Fiio E17 also drives the Q701/K720 well but might not be a good match for the M50. I haven't tried it with the M50 though but the M50 doesn't need any more warmth from an amp IMO.
Q701 on mobile sources is kind of not really a good idea. Depends on the source I guess. Right now i'm using an Ipod Touch 2G + LOD cable to E17 and it's perfectly fine.
I'd also suggest the Q701 over the K702. It's a little warmer and fuller sounding.
You could also look into the Fiio E12..haven't heard that yet.