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dac>home theater receiver>akg q701?
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I am planning to get AKG Q701 cuz the price dropped recently. I have a DAC+amp Combo but just realized that may not be able to drive Q701. i also have a Yamaha home theater with headphone output. would that be a good idea to do DAC+combo> receiver >q701? I. Will use the DAC on the combo and use the receiver as a pure amp. If it will not work, please recommend some amp around 500, thank u
I would think your Yamaha receiver could easily drive the 62-Ohm AKG Q701.
You might not have to even use the external DAC with the Yamaha.
What is the model number of the Yamaha receiver?
What is the make and model of the DAC & amp?
Thank you for your advice.
my dac combo is aune T1 and the yamaha receiver is rx-v737. the receiver is for my home theater (it has a headphone output). i don't know whether it's good for driving headphones. i use the dac because i don't like the sound from my vaio laptop.
Thank you for your advice.
My DAC combo is Aune T1 and the Yamaha receiver is RX-V737. the receiver is for my home theater (it has a headphone output). I don't know whether it's good for driving headphones. I use the DAC because I don't like the sound from my VIAO laptop.
Lets see, you have a Aune T1, which can drive headphones up to 600-Ohms, but your wondering if the Aune T1 can drive 62-Ohm AKG Q701?
So connect the laptop to the Aune T1, using a USB cable and plug Q701s into Aune T1's headphone jack.
USB bypasses the the laptops on-board audio, which is fine for music or gaming and watching movies in 2-channel stereo
You can also plug the Q701s into the Yamaha, just to compare it to the Aune T1.
Hopefully the laptop has a S/PDIF optical output, makes it easy to connect the laptop to the Yamaha receiver.
Optical allows you to use the laptop's on-board audio, so surround sound gaming might be better using the Yamaha.
If the laptop's on-board audio software comes with DDL (Dolby Digital Live) or DTS-Connect, you can send a 6-channel (5.1) audio signal to the Yamaha receiver, where the Yamaha can use Silent Cinema, Yamaha Headphone Surround Sound technology to process headphone surround sound (for movies and gaming).
Yes, I guess high quality (high priced) headphone amplifiers should do a good job of driving the Q701 and other headphones.
But you should still do ok with the Aune and Yamaha,
they both output way more power, thru their headphone outputs, then the Q701 could ever use.
You can try the Q701 with what you have for now, always "upgrade" sometime in the future.
Also you might have to try a few different headphone amplifier to find the "right one" that makes a noticeable difference, over the Aune and Yamaha.
I agree with what PurpleAngel says. Sure. A more expensive amp might give you that extra 1/2 % of performance (or less), but you have two good options to test them out with. Unless you are unhappy with how they sound, I would not worry about it