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Topping NX1 or Fiio E6

post #1 of 14
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Hey guys!

 

I can get these 2 amps for roughly the same price and I'm tossing up between which one is the appropriate purchase.

I have no experience with HP amps and do see a difference between the 2 in terms of specs and would need some advice. Im not looking to spend over $30. Yes, Im a tight ass! :P

post #2 of 14

Which headphone model you have? 

post #3 of 14
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Takstar Pro 80.

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post #4 of 14

I would suggest trying out the topping. The E6 is really just for EQ. 

post #5 of 14
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That's what I was thinking. The topping looks like it would last longer as well.

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post #6 of 14

It looks better built and runs for ages too. The E6 lasts around 10-15 hours. 

post #7 of 14
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Wow! This guys has a Topping T30 MK2 for AU$50... hmmm it's not very portable though. I'm looking for something I can use at work and at home. Suggestion?

post #8 of 14

It's not portable at all, it's desktop. 

post #9 of 14
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It's not portable at all, it's desktop. 


I think what he means is he's planning to use it as a transportable, to be used at work and at home, not while commuting between each.

post #10 of 14

Personally, I don't think that is a good idea. Better off going with a portable IMO. 

post #11 of 14
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I think what he means is he's planning to use it as a transportable, to be used at work and at home, not while commuting between each.

 

You've got that 100% correct. I drive to places most of the time so I have no need for the battery function, though the flexibility wouldn't hurt. I really don't want to lug around a big amp, or a small amp with a bulky PSU. I'm even open to getting one of those DIY CMoy amps as long as it's good.

Basically I need a HP amp which I can move on a day to day basis, that's the best bang for the buck.

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You've got that 100% correct. I drive to places most of the time so I have no need for the battery function, though the flexibility wouldn't hurt. I really don't want to lug around a big amp, or a small amp with a bulky PSU. I'm even open to getting one of those DIY CMoy amps as long as it's good.

Basically I need a HP amp which I can move on a day to day basis, that's the best bang for the buck.

 

If it's just the NX1 vs the E6 and they're at the same price point where you are, then definitely get the NX1. Throwing in the T30 for just a bit more money seems like a good idea, especially since you have a car, but that isn't the only concern here. Since that isn't designed to be a portable, the chassis besides its size (including the PSU) isn't really designed to be a portable. If you just throw that into your bag for example you're going to need a really good bag to protect it from scuffs. Look at the protrusion on the front panel - that looks nice on a desk but that's a liability on the go in most bags. At a minimum, you'll need to use a camera bag or a cam bag insert, so you can configure it to hold the amp in a single compartment and give it a snug fit. A better option is to use one of those professional cases, but the Otterbox or Pelican that can fit that would probably cost more than the amp. That said, I've seen some set-ups on the Schiit Modi and Magni threads where they get one of the larger cases and then carve out the interior to hold the Schiit gear and a headphone like the HD600.

 

You can also leave the T30 at work, maybe lock it in your drawer at the end of the day, and just use a different DAC+Amp at home, but of course this can go well over your initially stated budget.

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

 

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Originally Posted by DJScope View Post
 

 

You've got that 100% correct. I drive to places most of the time so I have no need for the battery function, though the flexibility wouldn't hurt. I really don't want to lug around a big amp, or a small amp with a bulky PSU. I'm even open to getting one of those DIY CMoy amps as long as it's good.

Basically I need a HP amp which I can move on a day to day basis, that's the best bang for the buck.

 

If it's just the NX1 vs the E6 and they're at the same price point where you are, then definitely get the NX1. Throwing in the T30 for just a bit more money seems like a good idea, especially since you have a car, but that isn't the only concern here. Since that isn't designed to be a portable, the chassis besides its size (including the PSU) isn't really designed to be a portable. If you just throw that into your bag for example you're going to need a really good bag to protect it from scuffs. Look at the protrusion on the front panel - that looks nice on a desk but that's a liability on the go in most bags. At a minimum, you'll need to use a camera bag or a cam bag insert, so you can configure it to hold the amp in a single compartment and give it a snug fit. A better option is to use one of those professional cases, but the Otterbox or Pelican that can fit that would probably cost more than the amp. That said, I've seen some set-ups on the Schiit Modi and Magni threads where they get one of the larger cases and then carve out the interior to hold the Schiit gear and a headphone like the HD600.

 

You can also leave the T30 at work, maybe lock it in your drawer at the end of the day, and just use a different DAC+Amp at home, but of course this can go well over your initially stated budget.


Yeah that seems like too much of a hassle. I'm already lugging around the protective case of the Pro 80 and my work bag. Another protective case would be too cumbersome. I think a portable amp is the better choice for me.

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post #14 of 14
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Just an update. I think I won't be buying either of these and will opt to get a CMoy kit. I like that fact that I can go to my local electronic store and buy opamps for $5 and just switch them out to what I feel like. Really gives you power over what what you want instead of what you get.

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