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Best Amp for HD800's? New to semi-summit gear.

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for a good amp + DAC. Combo units are fine. My source will be from my PC most of the time but I may also use my Samsung S4 OTG for semi portable. 

 

I'm looking to keep everything around $1000 because my total budget is about $2000 and I'm hoping to find a good used pair of HD800's for around $1000.

 

 

 

Home Desktop:

  • Budget: $800-1000

  • Source: PC

  • Headphones: Senn HD800

  • Past/Current Amp/DACs: SB ZnR, SB Titanium X-Fi

  • Considering: Schiit Lyr/Valhalla + Bifrost (Modi or Magni) OR Woo WA7

  • Preferred Sound Sig: Warm but not dark. I love detailed and punchy bass over boom and farting. Grado mids are my fav. Love sparkly and detailed highs without being harsh. 

  • Preferred Music: Rock, Top 50, Metal (grindcore, death, etc). 

  • Location: US

Semi Portable:

  • Budget: $200ish

  • Source: Samsung S4 OTG USB out. 

  • Selected Headphones: Senn HD800 OR Koss KSC75

  • Past/Current Amp/DACs: SB E01

  • Considering: FiiO or a Schiit Vali and a DragonFly

  • Preferred Sound Sig: Warm but not dark. I love detailed and punchy bass over boom and farting. Grado mids are my fav. Love sparkly and detailed highs without being harsh. 

  • Preferred Music: Rock, Top 50, Metal (grindcore, death, etc). 

  • Location: US


Edited by Jazic - 6/24/14 at 9:45am
post #2 of 8
I'm about to get hd800, just going to use whatever amp with low distortion that has enough power. For now it'll be emotiva mini-x, will see how that goes.
post #3 of 8

You'll get the most and best answers by taking this discussion to the Summit-Fi section of the forum and/or the Heaphone Amps (full size) sub-section of the Equipment Forums

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

You'll get the most and best answers by taking this discussion to the Summit-Fi section of the forum and/or the Heaphone Amps (full size) sub-section of the Equipment Forums

I will do that. I was just trying to follow the rules but oft times the rules lead to a dead end.
post #5 of 8
I got my hd800 anax 2.0 modded. They sound mighty fine out of both my amps.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Might try that mod myself if it doesn't require too much work to take apart.

post #7 of 8
It does seem to require some work to make it all fit. I'd guess it'll take an hour or so, you only need the rug liner, creatology foam and some thin double adhesive.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Once I have my pair, I'll dig around and see if I can find the pdf to print out. 

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