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So... Finally got my Tin P1s on the way. I know they need a bit of juice but how much juice? I've got plenty of kit at home but I'd quite like something portable too. Is my ES100 going to be enough? Or would a Fiio NX3 be enough? Or what? Basically if the ES100 isn't enough, what's a good portable amp for the P1? Battery power would be ideal as Android can be a bit picky about recognising my GeekOut 450. I don't need a DAC in there as I have a V40 phone. Cheap as possible, and as close as possible to a straight line with gain and TonyMac is a happy boy.
 
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So... Finally got my Tin P1s on the way. I know they need a bit of juice but how much juice? I've got plenty of kit at home but I'd quite like something portable too. Is my ES100 going to be enough? Or would a Fiio NX3 be enough? Or what? Basically if the ES100 isn't enough, what's a good portable amp for the P1? Battery power would be ideal as Android can be a bit picky about recognising my GeekOut 450. I don't need a DAC in there as I have a V40 phone. Cheap as possible, and as close as possible to a straight line with gain and TonyMac is a happy boy.
Probably something like the E1DA 9038S Gen 3 or the XDuoo XD05 Basic Should be able to drive it (the XD05 basic is definitely able to do it with 500mw output power)
 
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So... Finally got my Tin P1s on the way. I know they need a bit of juice but how much juice? I've got plenty of kit at home but I'd quite like something portable too. Is my ES100 going to be enough? Or would a Fiio NX3 be enough? Or what? Basically if the ES100 isn't enough, what's a good portable amp for the P1? Battery power would be ideal as Android can be a bit picky about recognising my GeekOut 450. I don't need a DAC in there as I have a V40 phone. Cheap as possible, and as close as possible to a straight line with gain and TonyMac is a happy boy.
I've read many enthusiastic about pairing the Tin P1 with the E1DA PowerDac which is cheap but I don't think it's the best in portability.
 
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I've read many enthusiastic about pairing the Tin P1 with the E1DA PowerDac which is cheap but I don't think it's the best in portability.
Yeah, I've got a GeekOut 450 which has a decent amount of juice but a tendency to decide not to draw power from the phone, I can't see the E1DA being any different (better obviously, but similarly limited for this one circumstance...)
 
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Not a new set, but I got the Pioneer SECH-5T for £12 only cos box was proper bashed. Quite impressed by extension on both ends. My only gripe is vocals can be a bit sucked back at times which is a shame as they have lovely phrasing. Great fitting.

Also got the x-mini xtlas+ triple driver having loved there £10 BA+DD. The £26 TD has superb bass. Overall it sounds like Blo3 but less congested. Tho that's only off top of my head, will need to actually AB properly.
 
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So... Finally got my Tin P1s on the way. I know they need a bit of juice but how much juice? I've got plenty of kit at home but I'd quite like something portable too. Is my ES100 going to be enough? Or would a Fiio NX3 be enough? Or what? Basically if the ES100 isn't enough, what's a good portable amp for the P1? Battery power would be ideal as Android can be a bit picky about recognising my GeekOut 450. I don't need a DAC in there as I have a V40 phone. Cheap as possible, and as close as possible to a straight line with gain and TonyMac is a happy boy.
The original XD-05 drives them perfectly in low gain. Applying bass boost is strongly recommended, but no more EQ is needed IMHO in order to make them shine. A Fiio E12, of course, is more than enough, but, as others members have said, P1 is not optimal for portability, unless you connect it to a powerful source. With my LG Q8 they sound lifeless, also because the phone does not recognize the P1 as a high resistance headphone.
 
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The original XD-05 drives them perfectly in low gain. Applying bass boost is strongly recommended, but no more EQ is needed IMHO in order to make them shine. A Fiio E12, of course, is more than enough, but, as others members have said, P1 is not optimal for portability, unless you connect it to a powerful source. With my LG Q8 they sound lifeless, also because the phone does not recognize the P1 as a high resistance headphone.
Yeah the Fiio E12 is a LOT more than I want to spend. I could run to the XD-05 or the iFi Hip Dac if I needed to, but I don't really see the point in getting a dac when the one on my phone is adequate. I've got plenty of gear kicking around hear for home use so it's no biggie if they won't work.
 
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I just made a video review about the FD1 from FiiO, which falls right into what this thread is about! :)

Those are certainly cheap in price, but the performance is actually quite good, comparable to their F9 , if it was released with a warmer tuning I'd say :)

 
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I like the ibasso it00 but please can I cut away the plastic from the cable or something? My left cable keep pulling the speaker out. It's driving me crazy...
 
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