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Help with Sennheiser HD600 Source/Amp/DAC combo?

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Already have the HD600's and wanting to create a simple bedside system (NOT computer desktop system)

 

I have all of my favorite music already ripped to FLAC on my home server and want to use these files as my main source

I have no issues with taking the time to copy FLAC files to a micro SD card for a player as a source

I DO have a complete Sonos system in the house

 

I really would like to know if the following makes sense:

 

Fiio E90K amp the Fiio E07K DAC piggybacked, the real problem - what source to use? (need your help here and below)

 

How do I connect the source if the main connections on the E09K are USB?

Could I (should I) stream the FLAC files? Can I somehow do that with Sonos?

Will streaming in any way impact SQ?

 

Thanks all!

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If you have a Sonos CONNECT, you could use its digital output to a dedicated DAC, or you could simply use its analog output to the amplifier of your choice (like the E09K).

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Originally Posted by MT45 View Post

Already have the HD600's and wanting to create a simple bedside system (NOT computer desktop system)

 

I have all of my favorite music already ripped to FLAC on my home server and want to use these files as my main source

I have no issues with taking the time to copy FLAC files to a micro SD card for a player as a source

 

http://www.hi-fiworld.co.uk/index.php/internet-audio/483-aune-s1-media-player.html

 

You can use the MicroSD slot, USB thumb drive/HDD inputs on this, or the ethernet port to hook it up to your server. Already has a headphone out with volume control on the remote. It has an aesthetically matched Class A amplifier too so they can be stacked neatly.

 

Alternately, if you can hook up a DAC-Amp bedside to your server system/Sonos with an SPDIF connection, you can use some AudioGD products. I've read the NFB11 and NFB12 do well with the HD600.

 

 

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BTW, I also have my main rig bedside (because I got rid of the speaker rig years ago) although I use my listening chair. I'm using a Galaxy S3 and MediaMonkey on Android for now, and if DLNA improves maybe I could listen to FLAC uncompressed through the same components without blowing money on wireless storage or any other dedicated gear (I have to go a bit cheap right now with grad school expenses and other stuff).

 

700

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

 

http://www.hi-fiworld.co.uk/index.php/internet-audio/483-aune-s1-media-player.html

 

You can use the MicroSD slot, USB thumb drive/HDD inputs on this, or the ethernet port to hook it up to your server. Already has a headphone out with volume control on the remote. It has an aesthetically matched Class A amplifier too so they can be stacked neatly.

 

Alternately, if you can hook up a DAC-Amp bedside to your server system/Sonos with an SPDIF connection, you can use some AudioGD products. I've read the NFB11 and NFB12 do well with the HD600.

 

 

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BTW, I also have my main rig bedside (because I got rid of the speaker rig years ago) although I use my listening chair. I'm using a Galaxy S3 and MediaMonkey on Android for now, and if DLNA improves maybe I could listen to FLAC uncompressed through the same components without blowing money on wireless storage or any other dedicated gear (I have to go a bit cheap right now with grad school expenses and other stuff).

 

700

 

NICE Meier!

 

+1 on Audio GD products. My favorite go-to brand. I have the 10.32 balanced rig, and the 15.32 single-ended. Their products get better by the year so it's always a good idea to buy the new one to get the latest and greatest DAC chip and whatever power circuit improvements they've worked on. Haven't had a bad product yet in the 5 units I've bought and dude my smaller NFB11/12/15 amps fall from my computer desk onto carpet from time to time LOL. They're tough.

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Schiit stack or O2 Odac.
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Schiit stack or O2 Odac.
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I posted just once. I don't know what happened. Please delete the extra posts.
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