headphone amp
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    Headphone amp/dac combo under $150

    I have about $150 to spend on a new headphone amp and dac, and I'm looking for suggestions on which one to buy. The amp and dac can be one unit, or separate units if necessary. I am currently looking at the Schiit Stack (Magni + Modi) and the Audioengine D1 but they are too expensive at US $198...
  2. Flux Lab Acoustics VOLOT

    Flux Lab Acoustics VOLOT

    Versatility and superior sound quality. These are big goals set at the beginning of the journey, creating a powerful amplifier named after the Eastern Slavic mythology in honour of the mythical giants VOLOTs. VOLOT is an evolution of a state-of-the-art, based on the experience gained in...
  3. Shanling UA2 Portable USB DAC/AMP

    Shanling UA2 Portable USB DAC/AMP

    - Advanced model of UA line - Interchangeable cables, using USB-C connector - Special mode offering compatibility with Nintendo Switch - 3.5mm Single ended & 2.5mm Balanced output - ESS ES9038Q2M DAC & Ricore RT6863 amplifier - Up to 195mW@32 output...
  4. Lake People G111

    Lake People G111

    Product page: https://power-holdings-inc.com/Lake-People-G111-Headphone-Amplifier-p137192152 Specs: Line I/O: 2 x XLR, gold plated & 2 x Cinch RCA, gold plated Headphone outputs: 2 Amplifier channels: 2 Frequency response: 5 Hz – 60 kHz (-0.5 dB) / 3 Hz – 150 kHz (-3 dB) max. input...
  5. HeadAmp GS-X Mini

    HeadAmp GS-X Mini

    From HeadAmp Website: Features • Balanced 4pin Output • SE 1/4" Phones OUT • Low & High Gain options • 1 Pair Single Ended RCA Input • 1 Pair 3pin XLR Input • 1x stereo pair RCA Outputs • 1x stereo pair XLR Outputs • Standalone Preamp Function • PRE-Amp Switch: Enables Pre Outs & mutes...
  6. Cayin HA-1AMK2

    Cayin HA-1AMK2

    2 headphone outputs with slightly different sound characteristics 5 output impedance settings works well with some lo-Z and planar headphones preamp output 2 inputs Lots of power...up to 2.2wpc at 600 ohms!


    Plug & Play on Your Favorite Mobile Device for Incredible Studio Quality Audio THX Certified - Plays All Music Files: MP3 to MQA and Hi-Res MQA Stream Unfolding and HD Support on the Top Hi-Rez Streaming Services Industry Acclaimed Design & Technology Delivers the Purist Audio Signal Works with...
  8. Shanling BA1 Desktop Hi-Fi Bluetooth Receiver

    Shanling BA1 Desktop Hi-Fi Bluetooth Receiver

    Hi-Fi Sound By using dedicated Hi-Fi ESS Sabre ES9218P DAC and amplifier, BA1 offers an impressive sound quality and will be an equal partner for your speaker or headphone rig. Ultimate Bluetooth Connectivity Combining the Bluetooth 5.0 with the support of high-quality Bluetooth codecs, BA1...
  9. THX ONYX Portable DAC/Amplifier

    THX ONYX Portable DAC/Amplifier

    Amp up your headphones and upgrade to master-quality audio with the THX Onyx™ — a powerful, portable digital-to-analog (DAC) amplifier equipped with THX AAA™ technology, to ensure the highest fidelity mobile listening experience for your music, games, and movies.
  10. Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M

    Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M

    Dual ESS ES9028Q2M DACs - easily handles digital audio files up to 32bit/768kHz or DSD512 Supports MQA - be sure you're listening to artist-approved studio-quality audio Digital optical, digital coaxial and USB inputs - connect CD players, games consoles, laptops or other digital audio sources...
  11. nugx

    Trouble connecting headphone amp to my Denon AVR-3802

    I am having problems getting my JDS Atom to work with my Denon AVR-3802 that I've had for years. I use the Denon for the phono-in to listen to vinyl and it's also doubling as a DAC in my setup here. Ultimately, the goal is to play records through the Denon through the JDS Atom and out to my...
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    Strange audio issue with Asgard 3

    Hi all, I recently bought a Schiit Asgard 3 straight from the US (I'm from Australia) and are experiencing 2 strange issue. A bit of background of my usual set up: After the first couple of days of using it, I notice a strong hum/electrical noise when listening through the headphone amp...
  13. MrMike90

    Picked up Sundaras + Schiit Stack - Looking for advice

    Hi Folks, I pulled the trigger this week to upgrade X2HRs and FiiO K3 since the ear cup broke on my X2's to some Sundaras and a Magni Hersey + Modi 3+ setup that should be here early next week. I also ordered a cable from Hart Cables: Link And some Monoprice RCAs:Link Is there anything...
  14. corgifall

    S.M.S.L SP400 Impressions thread

    Thought I would start a thread for anyone who either has the SP400 or for those interested. There isn't much in the way of impressions or reviews as of this posting. More info can be found from https://www.smsl-audio.com/portal/product/detail/id/725.html
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    Amp Recommendation for HE5XX

    Hi everyone. I just received my first planar magnetic headphones Drop Hifiman HE5XX. Can you recommend amps that aren't too expensive that will give good sound that will work with all the following devices: Desktop and Laptop PC's, iPads with lightning and USB-C, and Samsung phone also with...
  16. Another Audiophile

    Audio Valve RKV HAA - Impressions Thread

    Amplifier Specifications OTL - transformer outless tube amplifier ( signal closed feedback loop in OTL concept ) double mono construction Alps volume control ( or remote control as option ) output: 2 pcs. 6,3 mm stereo / XLR combi jack and 4 pin Sennheiser jack for headphones input: 2 pairs of...
  17. Audio Valve RKV HAA Edition

    Audio Valve RKV HAA Edition

    The RKV Headphone Auditions Amsterdam Edition is Audiovalve's latest headphone amplifier! It is advertised as the most affordable way to do justice to demanding, ultra-High End, Planar Magnetics like the Abyss, Susvara and excels also an number of other Planars and low impedance Dynamic. OTL -...
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    Tube Amp Ideas Roughly Around $2000

    Hello Head-Fi community! I have an RME ADI-2 FS PRO BE and am looking for a nice desktop tube amp around $2000 to power my headphones I have for Cans: Abyss Diana Phi ZMF Verite C Audeze LCD-X I am wondering what would be a good tub amp pairing to go with my DAC I am looking for something...
  19. SMSL SH-9

    SMSL SH-9

    The THX AAA-888 Offers Extreme Clarity The THX AAA lineup of amps are known for their power and clarity. Unlike many amplifiers, THX AAA amps use a feed-forward error correction topology that removes common distortion issues. To put it simply, the amp measures errors in an early part of the...
  20. Violectric V590

    Violectric V590

    Headphone oriented super-integrated from Violectric. The amp section is an evolution of the popular V281, while the DAC portion is all new.
  21. 1101 Audio Blue Halo OTL Tube Headphone Amplifier

    1101 Audio Blue Halo OTL Tube Headphone Amplifier

    BLUE HALO is a dedicated amp for high impedance headphones such as the Sennheiser HD600/650/800, ZMF Verite/Verite C, Beyerdynamic, etc. (anything with 200+ ohm impedance). It's a design that eliminates the need for 6AS7/6080/5998 power tubes for output power. It has two 6J5 sockets and a 6SN7...
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    Focal Elear amp and Dac

    Hi there 😀 I’m new to the forum, and fairly new to good wired headphones. In need for some advice. I drive my Focal Elears with a Dragonfly Cobalt connected to my iPhone. A good portable solution, but I’m considering getting a desktop headphone amp/Dac for my stereo setup. Been looking at the...
  23. R

    Audio equipment advice.

    I currently use hd599 with fiio x5iii as dac and amp I am planning on upgrading but now I can either buy a headphone dac/amp(desktop version not portable) or he400i 2020 headphones. Which one should give me noticable upgrade at this point of time. The dac/amp(probably k5pro) combo or he400i I am...
  24. kahagap

    Connecting headphone amp to Scarlett 2i2

    Hello, I've been browsing around and see Head-Fi to be a good resource to get some specific information around connecting an amp to an audio interface. I haven't been able to find a detailed answer anywhere. I purchased a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (3rd gen) and a Schiit Magni 3 Heresey. * My goal...
  25. Thenewbie76

    Best headphone amp 100-200$

    Hi all its been a year plus since I kept up on the audiophile world and am not up to date of all the best gear and what not. As the title states I'm looking for a headphone amp to use at home mostly that can power my HD 600, Hifiman edition X V2, Audece LCD2. I was thinking the JDS labs Atom...