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pairing se535ltd with some good amp/dac

post #1 of 8
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Hi, could you give some advice for picking some portable amp or amp/dac combo for Shure se535ltd for using with ipod classic and improving my macbook sound

I am going for max 500$ price range for both amp and dac or amp/dac combo.

 

( i also have dt770 80ohm which are underpowered, monster copper, all Klipsch in ear headphones, some bose, audio technica sport in ear... )

 

 

 

I am considering: Fiio e17 (low price, and almost no hiss)

                              Pico Portable DAC/AMP                            

                              Audinst’s New DAC: HUD-Mini     + some amp                    

                              Matrix Mini-Portable

                              Apex Glacier             

                              AudioQuest DragonFly USB-DAC       + some amp      

                              ibasso

                             

                              XM6 Portable Headphone Amplifier    

                              pico USB DAC/Amp

                            pico slim/Amp                      

                               Emmeline "The Predator" Portable USB DAC/Amp                      

                               ADL Furutech X1

                               Emmeline, The Shadow

                             - or something else

 

I would like to get amp/dac that would work in the future with more expensive   headphones

 

 

I listen to rock, pop, trance, house, little dubstep, classic music and orchestra while studying, i basically  listen everything


Edited by Checkica - 8/29/13 at 3:19pm
post #2 of 8

save ur money and go with the RSA Intruder amp/dac. 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Intruder is sadly out of my budget

post #4 of 8

its only 200.00 more over your max budget lol, come on thats nothing, balanced in and out + single ended connections, +21 high gain + super powerful amp section + usb dac, you cant go wrong.i understand out of budget but the amp and dac are paired.

 

so something else to take into consideration besides pairing ampo and dac for the 535, is pairing the amp and dac themselves, becuase not all amp sound good with some dacs, so pairing the amp and dac is important too

 

i think some things to also take into consideration is power for amp, you said you wanted something that will power more powerful headphones. so the amp section if buying a dac and amp section is going to be most important.

post #5 of 8
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I would really like to buy RSA Intruder but not yet, perhaps in a year or two. (still a student)

 

 

What do you think about ibasso d12 for short solution? (280$)

reviews says that it is very similar if not better compared to Pico dac/amp and rsa predator for 200$ less

 

 

This are my top choices:

Leckerton UHA-6S.MKII       300$

ibasso d12            300$

pico USB DAC/Amp        500$

rsa predator          500$

 

post #6 of 8
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Basicly i would like to get from a dac/amp clean sound with no noise/hiss AT ALL, a LITTLE improvement in stronger bass with some refined mids and highs
 

post #7 of 8
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Also  Apex Glacier  is in consideration

post #8 of 8
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Some help please!

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