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Amp for HiFiman HE-400 and AKG Q701

post #1 of 4
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Hello everybody,

 

I already own the AKG Q701 and I'm planning on buying the HE-400 while on sale. I'm now looking for a good, full-sized amp to drive both of these headphones.

 

I was already set on the Schiit Lyr, which now sells for an amazing 300$ for B-stock. But, I'm form Europe and what costs you 300$, costs me 450$ (they don't offer EU plug for the B-stock) + 60$ in shipping + 150$ inm VAT and customs. So instead of 300$, I'd have to pay 660$, which is more than double. I also can't buy a used one because nobody sells one with an EU plug.

 

So, I'm looking for any other possible amp to match the HE-400 and Q701. I'd like:

-as much detail and transparency from the Q701 as possible and

-that signautre warm fun sound from the HE-400

-for less than 500$ shipped to EU.

 

Any recommendations are appreciated,

Thank you!

post #2 of 4

If money is a bit tight you might consider looking at used headphone amps. Your money will go farther and you could pick an amp up for considerable savings.

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by buson160man View Post
 

If money is a bit tight you might consider looking at used headphone amps. Your money will go farther and you could pick an amp up for considerable savings.

 

I'd love to get a used Lyr, but I can't find any with an EU plug.

Also, 500$ shipped isn't that cheap IMO.

post #4 of 4

Seriously, if you’re on a budget I cannot recommend Shanling’s PH100 enough.

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It’s a very good SS amp and had more than enough clean power to drive my AKG K701s and K501s with no problem, the HE-400 should be no exception.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/475918/shanling-ph100

 

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shanling-PH100-Headphone-Amplifier-PH-100-New-/360159769868?pt=US_Amplifier_Parts_Components&hash=item53db31f50c


Edited by Rob80b - 11/30/13 at 7:44am
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