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Hello. I'm Jeremy. I'm not very good at introductions. I like good music and I like good headphones to listen to it with. That is all.

Okay. I am going to get the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones for Christmas for home studio use and for listening to music. I would like a good amplifier under $100 dollars to go along with it. I already have a 'hippo cricri' portable headphone amp, but I would like a dedicated one of quality.

My budget is $100 max, I might be willing to go a little over. The amplifier does not need to be portable, and I would prefer if it wouldn't.

I would also like to know, what do you think of the Goldring DR150 headphones? They are my current ones. I don't like them very much.

Thank you.

post #2 of 8

checkout these link.

hope it helps

http://www.trustedreviews.com/fiio-andes-e07k_Portable-Audio_review

also check about fiio e17..

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The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro are 64 Ohms, but are also sensitive.  So depending on your source, you may not need an amp.

 

For $100, the Schiit Magni is a clear choice.  It has RCA in only.

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Originally Posted by arj8 
checkout these link.
hope it helps
http://www.trustedreviews.com/fiio-andes-e07k_Portable-Audio_review
also check about fiio e17..
Thank you, but I wanted a headphone amp that isn't designed to be portable.
Edited by JeremiS - 12/13/13 at 6:45pm
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Originally Posted by KG Jag 
The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro are 64 Ohms, but are also sensitive. So depending on your source, you may not need an amp.

For $100, the Schiit Magni is a clear choice. It has RCA in only.
My source would be my computer, using Winamp and mostly music in FLAC. Would I need an amplifier for that?
Thank you for the suggestion. I might get the Schiit Magni.
Edited by JeremiS - 12/13/13 at 6:47pm
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My source would be my computer, using Winamp and mostly music in FLAC. Would I need an amplifier for that?
Thank you for the suggestion. I might get the Schiit Magni.

Save a few dollars.

 

Gemini HSR-1000 (Takstar Pro 80) closed headphones, around $56.

Asus Xonar DG sound card, $27 (and there is a $10 mail in rebate this month).

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Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag 
The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro are 64 Ohms, but are also sensitive. So depending on your source, you may not need an amp.

For $100, the Schiit Magni is a clear choice. It has RCA in only.
My source would be my computer, using Winamp and mostly music in FLAC. Would I need an amplifier for that?
Thank you for the suggestion. I might get the Schiit Magni.


On board audio is very hard to predict.  Usually it's not very powerful.

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Save a few dollars.

Gemini HSR-1000 (Takstar Pro 80) closed headphones, around $56.
Asus Xonar DG sound card, $27 (and there is a $10 mail in rebate this month).

Thank you for the suggestions. That sound card is interesting. But it seems to be designed for gaming, not for home studio use.
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