Can the Sennheiser Hd-800 be powered by a fiio e09k+e17 and sound good?
Sep 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4


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May 9, 2012
Obviously, since the amp is rated to 600 ohms there won't be a problem with volume (It powers my beyer dt990 250 ohms to hurt-ears levels at less than half volume with the gain switch on and the gain set to 12 db on the e17)
I am aware that the Hd800s "deserve" a better amp/dac combo, but I am a college student so as long as there's not a "these will sound like crap now" difference, I'm fine with my fiio combo.
Sep 29, 2012 at 8:51 PM Post #2 of 4
The E9 should do fine with the HD-800...The main problem with the E9 is its (high) 10 ohm output impeadance...but that isn't much of an issue with a 300 ohm headphone like the HD-800. Why not try it out, you can always upgrade to a better amp latter.... :D
Jan 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM Post #3 of 4
I've looked around the internet a bit. It seems like it should be fine, but you may eventually want to upgrade to a tube amp. 
Jan 22, 2013 at 9:53 PM Post #4 of 4
So how did you manage a pair of HD800's? 

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