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Sony PHA-2 with SE846 and iPhone 5s..

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Hey All,

 

I've read through probably every thread on Head-Fi about the PHA-2 and the SE846, but, I'm still unsure if the SE846 would benefit from this amp/dac at all on an iPhone 5S..

 

Anyone have this combo?   Would it be a good enough increase to justify the cost?  Is there a different AMP/DAC combo I should be considering for similar cost?

 

Thoughts all? 

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 2
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Just an update if anyone is curious... I picked up the PHA-2 tonight and it sounds awesome with the 5s/SE846's... Soundstage is sooooo wide.. :)

 

EDIT:

 

Well, I thought it sounded awesome, but, I think that was just me trying to convince myself that I invested $600 smartly.. I didn't.. I don't think the PHA-2 really adds any value to the SE846 when paired with the 5s.. I really think that these headphones are just so efficient they don't need an external AMP... In some cases I actually found the PHA-2 made the bass a bit muddy and unnatural..

 

Going to return it and put my $600 elsewhere :)


Edited by slashd0t - 4/24/14 at 1:19pm
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