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Amp for Cowon D2 under $60

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I am using the Cowon D2 player since years and i am quite happy with the sound quality. Recently i bought a nexus 5. The sound quality on that is quite good but the volume is very low. So i have been thinking of buying a portable amplifier for that. 

 

The headphones i use are Takstar Hifi 2050, Koss ksc 75 unmodded and Cyclone PR1 Pro ( These recently got spoilt and i am trying to figure out a way to repair them ). 

 

Primarily i will still use the Cowon as my player and it is powerful enough to drive my Takstars beyond my listening volume. But the max volume for Takstar on the phone is very low. So i need an amp which will not only help me drive the Takstars to a good volume but also improve the sound quality through the Cowon D2. My budget is $60 ( max can be stretched to $70 if it is worth ). The amps that i saw available in that budget are 

 

1. Nuforce MMP

2. Fiio E11

3. Soundmagic A-10

 

The music i listen to is mostly classic rock, fusion and trance ( lounge , chill). I would prefer a neutral output.

 

Which of these would be a good by for me. Also it is important that they improve the sound quality of the Cowon because that will be my primary player. If they dont then i would'nt want to spend on it just to use it with the phone. I would then save up and maybe later buy an amp which would improve cowon's quality ( but that would take sometime). 

 

Thanks

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Should be able to get a Fiio E10 for under that price also.

I'd recommend hitting the used amp buy/sell portion of head-fi for deals under $60. People here seem to take much better care of their equipment than other sites.
http://www.head-fi.org/f/6551/amplification-for-sale-trade

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Originally Posted by batteraziiz View Post

Should be able to get a Fiio E10 for under that price also.


I'd recommend hitting the used amp buy/sell portion of head-fi for deals under $60. People here seem to take much better care of their equipment than other sites.
http://www.head-fi.org/f/6551/amplification-for-sale-trade

The e10 will definitely not work for me because it uses USB for input and neither my nexus nor cowon have that option. I can't even go for the used amps because I stay in India. The amps I mentioned are the ones which are locally available. So just wanted to know if the e11 would improve the sq of the cowon while listening through the takstar. The impedance of takstar is 60 ohm and volume wise the cowon are quite powerful.
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