best portable amp for use with Mr Speakers Alpha Dog
May 28, 2015 at 1:22 PM Post #2 of 7

cel4145

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 16, 2011
Posts
19,513
Likes
2,335
Location
grand rapids, mi
The Cayin C5 or Fiio E12 are obvious candidates for more power. I have not heard the Alpha Dogs, but their sensitivity rating seems to be 98db, which the X3 ought to do OK with. Are you finding the X3 is not driving them well at your listening volume? Or just looking to add an amp because you want to add an amp?
 
May 28, 2015 at 2:23 PM Post #3 of 7

inthere

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 11, 2012
Posts
2,473
Likes
709
Alpha Dogs sound sensational on an E12. Just an observation I made about a month ago when I did a listening test with some friends. 
 
May 28, 2015 at 7:24 PM Post #4 of 7

pyometronguts

New Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 13, 2014
Posts
6
Likes
1
The Cayin C5 or Fiio E12 are obvious candidates for more power. I have not heard the Alpha Dogs, but their sensitivity rating seems to be 98db, which the X3 ought to do OK with. Are you finding the X3 is not driving them well at your listening volume? Or just looking to add an amp because you want to add an amp?


I am looking for more bass, loudness "oomffff"
 
I have a Fiio e7 but it doesnt cut it for me on loudness and sound depth.
 
May 28, 2015 at 7:41 PM Post #5 of 7

cel4145

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 16, 2011
Posts
19,513
Likes
2,335
Location
grand rapids, mi
I am looking for more bass, loudness "oomffff"

I have a Fiio e7 but it doesnt cut it for me on loudness and sound depth.


I see I was wrong. You have the X5, right? So if you increase the bass with whatever EQ it has, it doesn't give you enough? And are you using it on high gain?
 
Jun 9, 2015 at 8:02 AM Post #7 of 7

inthere

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 11, 2012
Posts
2,473
Likes
709
Did you adjust the gain switch on the E12? You get even more power if you do.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top