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Best Amp/DAC for monoprice 8323

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by kitkaro, Oct 28, 2012.
  1. Kitkaro

    Hello everyone!


    I recently bought the Monoprice 8323 about a couple of days ago and i'm loving them with the beyerdynamic DT250 velour pads. Right now, i use a FiiO E6 for my portable and realtek audio for my computer. Whats the best headphone amp/dac combo for under $150 USD? I was looking at the FiiO E7 or E11. Or should i keep my E6 and change to a dedicated soundcard for my computer? I listen to ALAC for my ipod and MP3/FLAC at home. Mostly Indie rock and electronic music ( i.e Dubstep, Electro, Drum and bass, Trance, etc)
  2. thecourier
  3. PurpleAngel Contributor
    Asus Xonar DG ($26, PCI) or DGX ($40, PCI-E) sound card.
    Half-way decent headphone amplifier, also has Dolby Headphone 5.1 surround sound.
    I would think that is as much as you would want to spend for $23 headphones.
    (I'm guessing you already have a Fiio L cable to connect the iPod to the E6)
    The Monoprice might sound a little better if you connect the E6 between the Asus and the Monoprice 8323.
    The E6 should have a much lower impedance (nice), then the Xonar's headphone output.
  4. Kitkaro
    Yes, I do the L cable. I don't have money right now. I'm just in the market of buying one and i just recently applied for a job. 

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