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How do A/V Receivers compare to dedicated DAC/Amp combos?

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I have a Sony STR-K750P and a FiiO E17. I was thinking about getting the FiiO E09K to go with my E17, but with my A/V Receiver I was wondering if it was any kind of improvement, and beyond that how Receivers compared to dedicated audio equipment in general. I'm still kinda new to all of this stuff, so any help would be appreciated. 

 

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I have a Sony STR-K750P and a FiiO E17. I was thinking about getting the FiiO E09K to go with my E17, but with my A/V Receiver I was wondering if it was any kind of improvement, and beyond that how Receivers compared to dedicated audio equipment in general. I'm still kinda new to all of this stuff, so any help would be appreciated. 

 

Might be helpful to know what headphones you are using?

And what is your audio source?

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In general, most AV receivers are going to have headphone jacks just as good as entry level amps like the E09K. You need to step up the price range on headphone amps before you see much improvement. 

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How do your headphones sound with the E17 vs. your Sony right now?
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My Denon seems to have a great headphone amp, it drives my 120ohm K612 perfectly and was also great with some HD650s I borrowed a while ago.

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Might be helpful to know what headphones you are using?

And what is your audio source?


My audio source is my computer with an ASUS Xonar DGX sound card playing ALAC files (I just got a new computer and didn't get my flac songs like a dummy so I'm working off of the stuff on my iPod). I have a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50s that I use and a pair of Beyerdynamic DT880 300 Ohm editions that I use for listening at home. 

 

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In general, most AV receivers are going to have headphone jacks just as good as entry level amps like the E09K. You need to step up the price range on headphone amps before you see much improvement. 


Do you have any suggestions for improvements somewhere in the $200 range or so (I can work with that, probably a max of $300 or so)? I want to upgrade but I honestly don't know where to look. I've seen Schiit's stuff and have been eyeing the JDSLabs ODAC for awhile now but I don't know what to really go for. 

 

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How do your headphones sound with the E17 vs. your Sony right now?


You know, I haven't tried that in quite awhile. Thanks.

 

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My Denon seems to have a great headphone amp, it drives my 120ohm K612 perfectly and was also great with some HD650s I borrowed a while ago.


Do you have a link?

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You know, I haven't tried that in quite awhile. Thanks.

Definitely try that. You could also run optical from your computer to the receiver, or you could get the FiiO L7 and run line out directly from the DAC in your E17: http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-Line-Out-Dock-Cable/dp/B004QVNS0S/.
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