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Cat Music
Cat Music
have you tried the sp200? If so, do you consider that among the JSD Labs Atom vs SP200, which is better in sound quality?
Dobrescu George
Dobrescu George
@Cat Music - Sadly, I haven't tried it yet, not available in Romania quite yet...
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liampanto
I'm looking for an amp for easy to drive headphones ( 58X, Nighthawks...) Would this work well, or there is no need for that much power?
If no, which one would you recommend? Thanks
Dobrescu George
Dobrescu George
Hi there! This one should be perfect for what you need! If you also need a DAC, there's also FiiO K5 PRO which is really handy! :)
harry501501
harry501501
Hey, I'm using SMSL Sanskrit 10th MK II and looking for an adequate desktop AMP for mostly IEMs. At the moment I'm using the SMSL T2 Tube amp as an amp, but looking for an alternative to the warm tube sound. I was looking at the Atom and the Topping L30, but worried I'm going a bit over the top for easy to drive IEMs. I have the FIIO A3 and couple other portable AMPs, but I'm looking to for something a little better for my desktop. I am planning on getting planar IEMs in the near future once I decide which set to go for. Do you think I'd still get the benefit from the Atom or have you an opinion on an alternative?
Dobrescu George
Dobrescu George
@harry501501 - The Atom is not great for IEMs, the closest I could recommend which is not very warm is FiiO K5 PRO. Nothing else isn't really a considerable upgrade until it. Also if you want an All In One for both iems and headphones, go for TR-AMP from Earmen. Great purchase
CT007
CT007
Why do you say ATOM is not great for IEMs? It has extremely low output impedance, and extremely clean performance. Sounds fantastic to me, for IEMs, headphones and speakers.
Dobrescu George
Dobrescu George
harry501501
harry501501
@CT007 You use a headphone amp with speakers and it sounds fantastic?
Dobrescu George
Dobrescu George
@harry501501 - My guess is that it may have been a joke comment (?)

Atom has a rather high noise floor with IEMs, which is why I don't recommend it with them, tons of hiss. Unless they changed it on newer versions and added a speaker output too :)
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