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Does the M30x need an amp to perform at its best?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

So I'm planning on buying the M30x, and I wonder if it needed an amp or not. Please let me know.

post #2 of 22

That would depend on your source. Under most circumstance I would say no. You might be better off getting a better HP than spending the $ on a amp.

post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by bikerboy94 View Post
 

That would depend on your source. Under most circumstance I would say no. You might be better off getting a better HP than spending the $ on a amp.


+1. Your biggest gain in sound quality will come from an upgrade in headphones.

post #4 of 22
What's your source?

But it woudn't hurt to get an amp since you can buy extremely cheap ones. And it will help your headphone achieve it's best sound. But the most important is the source and the headphones itself. I think you can get better headphones..

Hope this helps.
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 

Can you recommend me some? 

post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 

Can you recommend me some better headphones at that price ? I really can't find anything better. 

post #7 of 22

Like others have said it depends on your source. It's hard to recommend what headphones to get or whether you need an amp without knowing what your source is. It's a good idea to state what genres of music you listen to as well and what budget you have.

post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 

I listen to electro, pop, and games OST(which I really don't know what genre it is, it has no vocal and lots of instrumental sound). Sorry for bad English since I'm not a native speaker

post #9 of 22

No Problem. But what equipment are you using to play music through your headphones?

 

How much money do you have to spend?

post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 

I have a Sony NWZ mp3 player and an IEM but I'm going to give it to my brother and buy another one for the upcoming headphone. Can you recommend me a music player that can play FLAC and a headphone ? My budget is about $160, things are more expensive in here .

post #11 of 22
Will you use it as a home equipment? Or for portable use?
Do you like bassy cans? Or cans that has a lot of soundstage? Maybe vivid vocals?

Tell us more about what you like, so we can have more input about the can that suits you.
post #12 of 22

$160 will be a huge struggle for a player and headphones unless you get a Sansa Clip+ and Rock box it and spend the rest on headphones.

post #13 of 22

Well you might want to look into a Sandisk Clip Zip Rockboxed with Fiio E6 amp. If you use the Rockbox free software it will take a 64GB micro card. Look at the Sennheiser HD439 or HD449 there pretty cheap now. They will be better than the M30x for sure. Its also very portable.You could get by without the amp but it makes the setup small but mighty. It will play FLAC

 

post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by bikerboy94 View Post
 

Well you might want to look into a Sandisk Clip Zip Rockboxed with Fiio E6 amp. If you use the Rockbox free software it will take a 64GB micro card. Look at the Sennheiser HD439 or HD449 there pretty cheap now. They will be better than the M30x for sure. Its also very portable.You could get by without the amp but it makes the setup small but mighty. It will play FLAC

 

+1

 

Even though I have a better set up now, in many ways I still miss my Clip+. It's a great little player with a massive bang to buck ratio IMHO.

post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bikerboy94 View Post

Well you might want to look into a Sandisk Clip Zip Rockboxed with Fiio E6 amp. If you use the Rockbox free software it will take a 64GB micro card. Look at the Sennheiser HD439 or HD449 there pretty cheap now. They will be better than the M30x for sure. Its also very portable.You could get by without the amp but it makes the setup small but mighty. It will play FLAC


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