1. KriLi

    Which would you choose?

    Looking for an amp/DAC setup that is versatile for most headphones (high impedance driver and planars) and I could use for many many years. For now the headphone I use is the Alpha Dog, HD800 on shipping. Next buy at the end of the year will be HE-6 or LCD-3. Budget max 1500 dollars, Burson...
  2. Fluency

    Asgard 2 for HD600's and Monitor Speakers

    I'm looking to get a DAC/Amp stack for the HD600 (as well as the ATH-M50's on occasion). I was originally looking at the Magni/Modi pairing, but I was thinking of upgrading the amp to the Asgard 2 because I would also like to add monitor speakers to my setup later on. From what I've read, the...
  3. jasonb

    Headphone amp for both Q701 and IEM's

    I already have a DAC, but I no longer have a headphone amp. I was using a vintage Pioneer SX-750, but lately I have been listening to near field speakers almost exclusively and decided to replace that with an Emotiva Mini-X A-100 to power them. So as of right now I have nothing to plug my Q701...
  4. sunneebear

    Krell KSA 5 Clone (China)

      I was not going to do a review on this amp but I figured that there must be someone out there that wondered about the mysterious and elusive Krell KSA 5.       Ever since I started to get serious about headphones, the top of my own/listen list was the Krell KSA 5 and McCormack MID Headphone...
  5. abablitz

    I have a Magni, Vali, and a Emotiva Mini

    I find it inconvenience to continously pull out the RCA cable to swap between amps, is there a way I can purchase a splitter that would allow my magni to be connected to both my Emotiva and Vali?
  6. ben_r_

    DIY: Emotiva mini-X a-100 Headphone Amp Mod Guide

    So in preparation for a set of HiFiMan HE-500 cans I picked up an Emotiva mini-X a-100 amplifier during Emotiva's holiday sale. They were $170 shipped down from the normal $219. Then of course shortly after that they had their refurbed to like new secret warehouse sale and had them for $150...
  7. Sonido

    $1000 Challenge - List your best amp/headphone pairing that can be had for $1000 or less

    I'm all about getting the best bang for the buck. I get really excited when I discover a new pairing that really is greater than the sum of the parts. I think a lot of the fun in this hobby goes towards discovering different combinations of amps and headphones. So list what you've discovered so...
  8. amcananey

    Emotiva mini-x a-100 with AKG K1000s? What about Tripath-based amps?

    I have several headphone amps that I am confident will be able to drive my soon-to-arrive K1000s with ease. But in the past I have had good results driving my HiFiMAN HE-6s off a Tripath chip-based speaker amp (a Trends TA-10.2SE) and my Emotiva mini-x a-100 (I have a speaker-tap to 4-pin XLR...
  9. Somatic

    Euphonic Headphones - Sweet Midrange

    I currently have the HE-400 and HD600. I have a DragonFly as a preamp and use the Emotiva mini-X a-100 as my amp. I'm looking for a cross between both these headphones. The solid bass reproduction from HE-400 with the smooth mid range of theHD600. I'm looking for a EUPHONIC mid range. I want to...
  10. MalVeauX

    HE-500, LCD2, D5000, DT770, SR80, on a speaker amp (Emotiva mini-X A-100) Project

    Heya, Acquired all equipment; links to jump through entire thread listed below. Links to jump ahead (will be added as they occur): Custom cable commissioned via BTG Audio for Hifiman HE series. *See speaker taps or banana plugs. Universal adapter for use with any XLR balanced cable to...
  11. MarioImpemba

    Emotiva mini-X a-100 integrated amp for those hard-to-drive orthos?

    Would this make a good amp with a speaker-to-headphone adapter for HE-6, et al?   http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100   - Price is certainly right. - Power looks good - Volume control   Thoughts?
  12. jwilkins

    Emotiva Mini-X vs Bottlehead S.E.X.

    Background:   I just recently purchased a set of HE-500s and a Mini-X since they seem to get rave reviews together. I don't have the amp yet, so I have no impressions to go on. The S.E.X. isn't even really on the horizon for me, since my wife has expressed intense displeasure in my recent...
  13. Hydrocharged

    Looking for $70 (or less) dedicated DAC for setup!

    Hello! As some background, I used to have a complete setup that featured my HiFiMAN HE-400, along with the Emotiva mini-X a-100 amp. My DAC was USB-powered, but I cannot remember too many details about it. I honestly bought it as I got a good deal on it, and wasn't too worried about the DAC side...
  14. Duper

    Hifiman HE-500 or Sennheiser HD 650

    Hello guys, I listening Pop, Rock, R&B, sometimes instrumental, HIp-Hop, Electronic, which headphones do best job with my listening gentries?  
  15. Chaimera

    Need help in deciding on an AMP, DAC and headphones for around £1600

    Hey eveyone, I have posted once before looking to upgrade from my HD598's I plunged into head-fing and purchased a pair of HD650's, a SMSL SD-1995 DAC and a SMSL SAP-100 Amplifier i am now looking for a more high end rig. I mainly listen to Deadmau5, Linkin Park, Rammstein, System of a Down...
  16. I

    Noob trying to get good sound

    Hi there. I stumbled upon this site last week when I was searching for high end headphones. My first and current impression is that these people really know their stuff, and care about sound. The last couple of months, I've given more and more interest in high end sound quality. I have always...
  17. conquerator2

    DAC for the HE-500/HE-6 under 400 bucks

    Hi guys. Im looking for a DAC to use with the HE-500 (possibly HE-6 in the future)   My amp will be the Emotiva mini-X a 100 speaker amp    My sources are Smartphone, PC and PS3   My songs are mostly MP3s and some FLACs as well.   Would prefer a Solid State amp over tube.  ...
  18. seekadds

    Studio monitor upgrade for bedroom music listening < $800

    Ok so I have come across a bit of extra scratch, and I have decided the weakest pieces of kit I have now are my DAC/Amp/Pre-amp and my speakers: Audio-GD FUN and M-Audio bx5a's, respectively. I have looked for DAC/Amp upgrades and came to the conclusion that I can't afford the Burson Conductor...
  19. gopanthersgo1

    Best soundcard

    I am wanting to buy a sound card, which will then go into a DAC, then an amp for my headphones.  It will also be used to send the PC audio to my home theater, any suggestions? (I have a pair of k702's, and am going to get a 5.1 channel Polk setup (don't know the receiver yet) (I'm also using...
  20. Somatic

    Euphonic Mid Range Headphone

    I currently have the HE-400 and HD600. I have a DragonFly as a preamp and use the Emotiva mini-X a-100 as my amp. I'm looking for a cross between both these headphones. The solid bass reproduction from HE-400 with the smooth mid range of the HD600. I'm looking for a EUPHONIC mid range. I want to...
  21. ohhgourami

    Advice on down-sizing

    Hey everyone.   I have to move back out to uni and after the last move-out, I really don't want to bring so much stuff with me. I mainly don't want to bring my speaker amp which means my HE-6 isn't going to sound as nice. My DAC is sorta big ( not nearly as big and heavy as my amp), and I...
  22. Vargulf

    Best speaker for $500 or less...

    Hey all,   I did a bit of research a few months ago on speakers with the intention of running lossless music through my laptop -> E17 -> (insert good speakers). Primarily the music is for a bedroom to last the next 4 years while studying at uni. After initial research the Audioengine A5's...
  23. fluidz

    Upgrading from an internal sound card (T-HD) to external DAC due to ground loop - £400 budget, Recommendations please?

    Hi Guys, yes again heres me asking questions, one day I will be answering them    My current chain =   Titanium Hd [rca] Emotiva a100 Mini [rca] Yamaha Hs80m / [speaker taps] Hifiman He-500 headphones   I'm looking to upgrade my internal sound card to an external, to eliminate ground loop...
  24. C-WL87

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    Has anyone heard when this new DAC is due to be released, or any word on features/functionality? I'm thinking of purchasing the Emotiva XDA-2, but could be persuaded to wait for the pro DAC if there is a huge difference in sound quality and features. 
  25. sela

    Inexpensive DAC for android HT system (Android set top box -> DAC -> amp -> speakers)

    I am looking for a relatively inexpensive DAC to connect my android-based set-top box to my speakers.   The configuration is going to be: G-Box Midnight Slav -> DAC -> Emotiva Mini-X A-100 amp -> Paradigm reference studio 20 speakers   The G-Box Midnight Slav is an android based set-top box...