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Fiio e17 or bravo audio ocean valve?

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Hi. I need a good amp that I can use at home with my 558's and iPhone. Which one is better? Can find both at same price.
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Not even comparable. Bravo is much better.
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Not even comparable. Bravo is much better.
Is it the best for this price range?
post #4 of 28
It is good value. Indeed G3 is better but difficult to change tubes.

Schiit magni is the ss equivalent.
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Hi. I need a good amp that I can use at home with my 558's and iPhone. Which one is better? Can find both at same price.

The HD558s are only 50-Ohm and the Fiio E17 is way more useful then the Bravo.

So I say get the E17.

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The HD558s are only 50-Ohm and the Fiio E17 is way more useful then the Bravo.
So I say get the E17.
How is it more useful?
post #7 of 28
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How is it more useful?

Chances are the E17 headphone output impedance is way lower then the Bravos.

Which should help with audio detail on the HD558s.

 

The E17 comes with a fairly good built in DAC (WM8740) chip.

The Bravo has no DAC

post #8 of 28
Even for low impedance headphones bravo is better. I have tried it.
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Even for low impedance headphones bravo is better. I have tried it.

Cool.

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Cool.
Not sure about which headphones now. Any ideas for a good headphone for around $100-$150?
post #11 of 28
Hd558 or pioneer SE a1000. Also depends on your taste and music preferences.
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Not sure about which headphones now. Any ideas for a good headphone for around $100-$150?

Though you already had the HD558s?

For around $15.30 to $17.80 you can buy a replacement cable for the HD558 that comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, makes it easier to use the HD558s with portables.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261255113290?var=560215640800&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Though you already had the HD558s?
For around $15.30 to $17.80 you can buy a replacement cable for the HD558 that comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, makes it easier to use the HD558s with portables.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261255113290?var=560215640800&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Sadly, no. Asking people what the best choice is
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Sadly, no. Asking people what the best choice is

Sometimes you can get used HD558s for just over $100, on Amazon or eBay.

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Sometimes you can get used HD558s for just over $100, on Amazon or eBay.
People keep telling me the beyedynamic 990 250ohms are better. Is this true?
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