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Budget USB amp under 100 USD , will be used with budget Philips SHP 2700 and a laptop

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Hi there,

 

It`s my first post here and I hope I haven`t violated any rules.If yes - sorry.

I would like to ask for a help in choosing my first USB amp for the laptop.

I use HP ProBook 6560b which usses ( I assume) not so good(I don`t want to use other words) soundcard.

It`s Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller.

Anyway,I have a lot of FLAC-s which I enjoy to listen.

I use low-end Philips SPH 2700 (sorry,I do not have the permission to load an image) and I am happy with them.

 

Of course,there are headphones that blow out mines but this is not the point of my inquiry.

I have several questions to ask and I will be very happy if you clear some points.

 

1.Do I need an external DAC/AMP for this set of headphones?I don`t like the high volumes and I prefer to 

listen to the music in reasonable and pleasant levels of sound.But,I like all the frequences to be presented and not

to overlap the others ( if it`s possible with my headphones).

 

2.I read a lot of reviews but in fact - I am confused .It`s pretty normal,I think. I want to have a budget USB DAC / AMP

for less than 50 Euro if it`s possible.Will this increase the quality significantly or it will be just my fiction?

 

3.I don`t want to change my headphones right now,I would like to discover the world of head-fi sound step by step :rolleyes:

 

4.What do you think of this one?It`s made in my country by some music enthusiasts:

 

http://www.alldacinfo.com/?page_id=11406

 

5.I read about some breaking of the headphones after several decades of hours of listening.And the sound will be better(is that true)?

 

So,this is for now,sure i will have more questions to come.Your help is appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Dimitar


Edited by mitadoc - 11/4/13 at 8:38am
post #2 of 5

if you want to go for budget dac/amp, get fiio e10.

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Originally Posted by mitadoc View Post
 

Hi there,

 

It`s my first post here and I hope I haven`t violated any rules.If yes - sorry.

I would like to ask for a help in choosing my first USB amp for the laptop.

I use HP ProBook 6560b which usses ( I assume) not so good (I don`t want to use other words) sound card.

4.What do you think of this one?It`s made in my country by some music enthusiasts:

http://www.alldacinfo.com/?page_id=11406

5.I read about some breaking of the headphones after several decades of hours of listening.And the sound will be better(is that true)?

So,this is for now,sure i will have more questions to come.Your help is appreciated.

The device your listing is just a DAC, not a DAC-headphone amplifier.

So it may or may not drive your headphones.

 

The ELE EL-D02 USB-DAC-Amp sells for $20.

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Actually,I decided to move further and to get rid of those phones.Maybe I will pursuit MS1i but their unavailability in EU makes it harder.

We`ll see.

Thanks for the support guys,I am moving in other thread :)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/689527/in-a-search-of-best-opened-back-headphones-under-100-euro-are-there-any-good

 

Your help is appreciated,again ;)

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