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Need some opinions and help regarding DAC/amps

post #1 of 4
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Hello,

 

So I have heavily researching some good entry level DAC/amps, and from what I have heard the Audioengine D1 is very sold, currently I just use an onboard computer card and nothing else. For 170 dollars, will I get quite a noticeable improvement from this? I am very new to these things and I am honestly not exactly sure what I should be expecting. I may also be getting a pay of DT880s (250 ohms) will this drive these well enough? If you have any different suggestions in a similar price range let me know!

 

Thanks

post #2 of 4

Those headphones would definitely benefit from a amp/dac combo.  There have been a lot of good reviews on the Schiit combo which sell for around $100 each, which is close to your budget.

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What would you say about the HD 598s, I have heard quite the number of good reviews? I am currently looking at O2/ODAC, Audioengine D1, Maverick Tubemagic D1, and Schitt modi/magni. Which would these phones benefit the most from?

post #4 of 4
I have the ODAC + O2 combo with the DT880s. I find this is a good combination. I may be wrong, but compared to my Yamaha amp, I notice a *bit* of high freq rolloff. Nothing that takes away from the music. But now the sibilance that my headphones did have is more tame. YMMV.

Bob Graham
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