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Amp/DAC for HD800

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Hi, I recently purchased the HD800s and have been using them with the JDS labs O2/ODAC. While I'm happy with the SQ, I can't get the HD800s loud enough to enjoy listening to them (unless I apply a lot of extra gain manually in foobar).
What would you recommend for an amp/DAC (either combo or separate units) for less than $500 total. I will be traveling with these so space is a consideration. That said, I am not interested in a battery or USB powered unit.
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Check the threads dedicated to the HD 800.

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Originally Posted by maclenltd View Post

Hi, I recently purchased the HD800s and have been using them with the JDS labs O2/ODAC. While I'm happy with the SQ, I can't get the HD800s loud enough to enjoy listening to them (unless I apply a lot of extra gain manually in foobar).
What would you recommend for an amp/DAC (either combo or separate units) for less than $500 total. I will be traveling with these so space is a consideration. That said, I am not interested in a battery or USB powered unit.

 

I've used my O2 to drive my 600-Ohm headphones, surprised your having a volume issue with your 300-Ohm HD800s.

Where is this "gain" setting in Foobar2000, I can only find a volume control?

I normally leave all my computer's volume setting to max, for outputting audio to my external DAC/Amp (NFB-15.32).

If you do get new hardware, I would would say to keep the ODAC and just buy a new amplifier.

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