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Best Headphone AMP/DAC under $100?

  1. StayGold
    I'm looking for a amp/dac for my sennheiser HD558s. I will use it for gaming and music, I thought about getting a sound card but the good ones are quite expensive and I have no interest in virtual surround or whatever features gamers buy those things for, also I would like something I could use elsewhere than just my computer. I'm considering the Fiio E10K would that be a good option? Any other recommendations?
     
  2. Music Alchemist
    My favorite is the Schiit Fulla.
     
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  3. PurpleAngel Contributor
     
    FiiO Q1, $70
    FiiO E10K, $76
    FiiO Fulla, $90
     
    If your willing to up your budget to $170, you could get the FiiO X3 gen II.
    It can work as a USB DAC/amp with a PC or Mac and function as a portable music player.
     
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  4. StayGold
    I could probably up my budget to $120 but not much more than that. I would prefer sound quality and power over potability. I'm thinking the E10k out of those simply for the high and low gain switch. I would really like a bit more bass, if you ask me the hd558s are a bit weak when it comes to bass. 
     
  5. PurpleAngel Contributor
     
    Yea, not a lot of bass with the HD558, but at least it's more bass then my ATH-AD700 headphones[​IMG] 
     
    The Q1 is a new design, over the E10K and it looks like the Q1 has a bass boost switch.
    Think I would take the Q1 over the E10K.
     
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  6. avitron142
    The DACport Slim from Massdrop is a total beast - from what I hear, it's supposed to be better than the Fiio's and Schiit's in the same price range.
     
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  7. Boonierat
    Would you say the DACport Slim is overkill for an ATX-AD700X? I am just starting out and wanted something that might boost the bass a slight bit.
     
  8. serman005
    I also like the Q1 in this situation.
     
  9. Boonierat
    Yeah, It makes more sense. Found one for $35. Thanks for the recommendation!
     
  10. serman005
    Sure.
     
  11. squee116
    I was under the impression that 558's could be driven straight from PC. My friend has a pair being driven by an ASUS motherboard. I'd imagine a DAP or phone could drive them too? Is the AMP/DAC for another pair of headphones?
     
  12. ahmadfaizadnan
    Schiit fulla2
     

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