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best headphones for nuforce udac3

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

hi

i am new here

i want to buy nuforce udac3 dac/headphone amp or maybe the udac2

can someone tell me which headphones would be a perfect combination

with udac3

greetings


Edited by mmarko135 - 12/1/13 at 5:39pm
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

can anyone answer me please ?

i just dont want to buy something worng since i dont know much about such things

post #3 of 8

It's a little unusual to start with a DAC / amplifier and work back from that, so it makes it a little hard for people to know what you really want.

 

Are you looking for a fairly neutral sound?  What sort of music do you listen to? What's your budget? Are you ok with open headphones, or do you need closed phones due to your surroundings?

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

i listen mostly to rock,country,pop,blues

the headphones can be open or closed ,it isnt important

and the budget isnt important to me

the most important thing to me is that they would be a good combination with that headphone amp/dac

and that i dont buy headphones that need a better amp than which that udac3 has

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

i saw sennheiser hd 518 on the net

would they be a good combination with udac3( or udac2) or do they need an better dac/amp?


Edited by mmarko135 - 12/2/13 at 7:27am
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

ive ordered now udac3

can anyone answer me?

im planning tomorrow to buy  headphones

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

the udac3 arrived today

i cant try it because i dont have headphones

now i need to buy  headphones

can anyone answer me which headphones would be a good combination wit that udac3?

im thinking of buying the sennheiser hd 518

can anyone give me an advice so that i dont buy something wrong?

post #8 of 8

So far I've listened to my uDAC3 on Grado SR225s, Beyerdynamic DT770/250 ohm, and Sennheiser HD280s. All sound great on it, better than without it for sure. But your requirements are kind of nebulous. Pretty much lower impedence headphones are fine (80 ohm and below) and it seems borderline on power to drive my DT770s at 250 ohms. Sensitivity will matter I'm sure. The DT770s are known for not being all that sensitive so they pretty much seem to be right at the top end of highest impedence / low sensitivity to drive from this DAC. But that kinda depends on how loud you like your music. I like some stuff loud and the amp in this just doesn't quite get there on these headphones. I do have a separate amp, the NuForce MMP and with the DAC driving that and then my headphones it's PLENTY loud. That amp's probably not the best for high impedence headphones but it's good enough to get me where I want volume and quality wise and not having to carry around a dedicated wall powered amp or anything.

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