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Best Amp for around $100?

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I need a good Amp under $120 that works well with the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pros and I mostly listen to hip-hop. It needs to be a desktop amp and I am decently confused on what one I should go with. 

 

Amps I have been considering:

- Nuforce uDac-2

- Topping Tp30

- Bravo Valve V3

 

If there are better ones for a similar price feel free to mention them and please tell me why you think one is better than the other, thanks.

post #2 of 10

O2

FiiO E09k

 

These should be at the top of your list.  

post #3 of 10

If you're a basshead, you'll like the V3. If you want a more natural presentation, the bravo ocean. 

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Originally Posted by Abor View Post

I need a good Amp under $120 that works well with the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pros and I mostly listen to hip-hop. It needs to be a desktop amp and I am decently confused on what one I should go with. 

 

Amps I have been considering:

- Nuforce uDac-2

- Topping Tp30

- Bravo Valve V3

 

If there are better ones for a similar price feel free to mention them and please tell me why you think one is better than the other, thanks.

I believe the Beyer Custom Pro Ones are only 16-Ohm, which any portable audio player should be able to drive.

A $27 Fiio E6 could easily drive the Beyer COPs.

Fiio E10 USB/DAC/Amp ($75, connects to a computer's USB port) comes with a low headphone output jack impedance, which should be good for working with your 16-Ohm headphones.

A Fiio E07K USB/DAC/Amp would work nice too.

post #5 of 10

I'll spring for the Topping TP30, simply because it has speaker posts on the back of it. You can very easily add some bookshelves to it, and you've got a very versatile system. USB DAC, headphone amp, and speaker amp, all in one, right there on your desktop.

 

If you're purely looking at a dedicated headphone setup, I stand down, I haven't heard the others you've listed. 

post #6 of 10
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I'm going to buy the fiio e10 it was on sale for $50 and seemed pretty good so thank you.

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I'm going to buy the fiio e10 it was on sale for $50 and seemed pretty good so thank you.

 

E10 Olympus or the normal version? 

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Originally Posted by Abor View Post

I need a good Amp under $120 that works well with the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pros and I mostly listen to hip-hop. It needs to be a desktop amp and I am decently confused on what one I should go with. 

 

Amps I have been considering:

- Nuforce uDac-2

- Topping Tp30

- Bravo Valve V3

 

If there are better ones for a similar price feel free to mention them and please tell me why you think one is better than the other, thanks.


A vintage Kenwood/Pioneer from late 1970's can be had for around that price and will drive those headphones like you would not believe. 

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A vintage Kenwood/Pioneer from late 1970's can be had for around that price and will drive those headphones like you would not believe. 

 

Good recommendation for desktop use. 

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It says olympus on it.

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