It's sort of like going to the Porsche forum and saying "I'm gonna buy the new 911 GT3". "How can I make it go faster and corner better?"
Edited by ericr - 8/17/13 at 9:05pm
haha damn true...but people are greedy, you know.
I don't think SM64 is an power hunger iem. However, it improves when pairing with amps. As ericr said, you already have some dac/amp so take the SM64 first, pair with what you have and tell us what you need more.
Most practical thing I've read on Head-Fi in years lol. Dead on.
My favorites that I have owned
RSA Predator (i'm a bit of an RSA fanboy)
iBasso D4 w/ optional opamp kit
Most of the Fiio amps I like. I have trouble differentiating between them all tbh.
All 3 will do the job and sufficiently well. All the differences in tonality (I've owned,demo'ed these all) are only if you buttclench analyze and are rather minute surprisingly. Just buy the one you like and carry on.
To be fair I own SM3v2, but I feel that this stuff should all work magnificently.
I just wanted to let you guys know that I have tried multiple amplifiers with the SM64s and have found my favorite:
Chris_Himself had excellent recommendations, but NOTHING tightened the bass, added further clarity (especially to the mid-range), and widened the soundstage more than the SR-71A. They truly sound amazing together, and I recommend that amp the most!