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E09/E17 setup, for HD650?

post #1 of 6
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Hi everyone. 

I currently have the following:

FIIO E09 / E17 combo

HD650

 

I really like the 880s but I feel like they lack a bit of bass (is this just a problem w/ open cans?).

 

I just received the HD650's direct from Sennhesier for $296 (price is the only reason I bit, they had a sale). 

 

a few should I's (please let me know your reasoning behind your response):

Should I upgrade my amp set up?

Should I buy a closed headphone for better bass & keep the 880's

Should I keep the HD650s or the 880's (would sell the one I don't keep).

 

I will be mostly listening to ALL types of music except classical, *Rock, Metal, R&B etc.*

I will watch some movies.

I plan on keeping my set up desktop computer only. 

 

Thank you in advance for your response. 

 

[#firstworldproblems]

 

* disregard all the strike through text. 


Edited by AristoNYC - 11/27/13 at 3:27pm
post #2 of 6

I would assume you yourself would know which of the two headphones (DT880 & HD650) your ears like better.

For $300, you could get the Audio-GD NFB-15.32 DAC/amp, sell off the E9/E17.

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

I would assume you yourself would know which of the two headphones (DT880 & HD650) your ears like better.

For $300, you could get the Audio-GD NFB-15.32 DAC/amp, sell off the E9/E17.

Thanks for the reply, I was just about to update my post as I thoroughly enjoy the HD650 better. I will unload the DT880's.

 

Without reading too much into the reviews, what sort of improvement will the Audio-GD bring over my current set up?

 

Thanks again.

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
 

Thanks for the reply, I was just about to update my post as I thoroughly enjoy the HD650 better. I will unload the DT880's.

Without reading too much into the reviews, what sort of improvement will the Audio-GD bring over my current set up?

The 15.32 uses dual WM8741 DAC chips, the E17 one WM8740 DAC chip.

The 15.32 comes with 32-bit/384Khz USB input, I know the E17 and E09 do not.

The 15.32 has the option of a TXCO upgrade, the E17 & E09 do not.

I'm fairly sure the 15.32 has a more powerful headphone amplifier, but do not have all the specs handy to compare.

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN.htm

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

The 15.32 uses dual WM8741 DAC chips, the E17 one WM8740 DAC chip.

The 15.32 comes with 32-bit/384Khz USB input, I know the E17 and E09 do not.

The 15.32 has the option of a TXCO upgrade, the E17 & E09 do not.

I'm fairly sure the 15.32 has a more powerful headphone amplifier, but do not have all the specs handy to compare.

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN.htm

 

Thanks for the information. I will look into that. 

To be completely honest, I'm not too knowledgeable about the chips and such so I'll assume that the 15.32 is better in that regard. 

post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

For $300, you could get the Audio-GD NFB-15.32 DAC/amp

+1.

I am about to place an order for 15.32 very soon :). 15.32 is able to drive wide range of cans.

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