AMP advice please
Oct 5, 2016 at 11:43 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

mrconfuse

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I have a DAP that has a high OHM for the headphone out and my current IEM (25 OHM) don't work well with them. I've been looking at adding an amp to correct the impedance problem. And adding a DAP does help but it introduces another issue, loudness. It goes from no sound, soft, sorta loud and loud. I end up mostly on the soft. So I'm looking for an amp that can do this
 
 
  1. Able to handle source input of 1.5 - 2 VRMS
  2. doesn't get to loud to fast
  3. does not color/effect sound input much
 
Any amps out there that can do this on the cheap? The FIIO A1 looked sorta good but then I found out that it's max input is 1.35 VRMS which sorta doesn't work and there is no option for 2 VRMS on it. 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Oct 5, 2016 at 10:19 PM Post #2 of 3

PurpleAngel

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What is the make and model of the DAP?
 
Check out the FiiO A3 (E11K) headphone amplifier.
 
Oct 6, 2016 at 10:22 AM Post #3 of 3

mrconfuse

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the original AK100 and I did look at the E3 but couldn't find a place where I could try it. The A1 sounded pretty good on paper since most reviews state that the amplification is very low.
 

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