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post #316 of 7658
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Originally Posted by joseisanewb012 View Post

So let me get this straight. The X1 is more for those with IEMs? Will others who don't use those need an amp? (headphones)

Sorry, I just don't understand all of these technical terms that everyone uses. >.<

 

depends on your headphones.  

post #317 of 7658
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

depends on your headphones.  

How about 32 ohms?
post #318 of 7658

low impedence headphones should be fine.  virtually all daps can handle that 

post #319 of 7658
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Originally Posted by joseisanewb012 View Post


How about 32 ohms?


That should be more than fine, probably you can go loud enough to damage your hearing.

post #320 of 7658
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Originally Posted by joseisanewb012 View Post


How about 32 ohms?
 

Your headphones should also have sensitivity rating of higher than 96 db/mw, otherwise it would not sound very good from a portable DAP. Hifiman HE-6  headphones have a low impedance of only 50 ohm, but their sensitivity of 83.5 db/mw is too low to sound good without an external amplifier. 


Edited by zzffnn - 12/16/13 at 2:01pm
post #321 of 7658
If your phone can drive it, the x1 should drive it better. It has around 5 times the average power of a phone I'd say. Give or take
post #322 of 7658
sorry double post.

Edited by zzffnn - 12/16/13 at 2:02pm
post #323 of 7658
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Edited by zzffnn - 12/16/13 at 2:01pm
post #324 of 7658
Wow, that's a lot of useful information! Thank you for the post! I remember the X3 being powerful enough, but I didn't know if the X1 was.
post #325 of 7658
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Your headphones should also have sensitivity rating of higher than 96 db/mw, otherwise it would not sound very good from a portable DAP. Hifiman HE-6  headphones have a low impedance of only 50 ohm, but their sensitivity of 83.5 db/mw is too low to sound good without an external amplifier. 

 

most inefficient headphones are othodynamic.... and the people who own them wont be trying to run them striaght from a dap

post #326 of 7658
Nah, but look at something like k701
post #327 of 7658
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Nah, but look at something like k701

 

impendence is like 65 ohms.... i think thats it...too lazy to look it up.

post #328 of 7658
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post
 
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Nah, but look at something like k701

 

impendence is like 65 ohms.... i think thats it...too lazy to look it up.

Yeah, but it's like 94 dB/mW which is kind of low.

 

Then there's all the beyer/senny mid-fi high impedance stuff, which the x1 probably won't drive properly. Not that I know.

 

I'd say you shouldn't push it more than for example ultrasones offerings.

post #329 of 7658
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post
 

Yeah, but it's like 94 dB/mW which is kind of low.

 

Then there's all the beyer/senny mid-fi high impedance stuff, which the x1 probably won't drive properly. Not that I know.

 

I'd say you shouldn't push it more than for example ultrasones offerings.

 

yeah the k701 has some funky specs.

post #330 of 7658
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yeah the k701 has some funky specs.

105 dB/V doesn't seem so scary :rolleyes:

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