DAC/Amp under $200? (noob question)
May 17, 2012 at 3:10 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

ytisawfulnow

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My audio source is a pretty cheap AV Receiver with some decent sounding speakers... The headphones i would like to drive are the Q701 and HE-500... Under $200 is definetily my preferred budget but if i have to go a little over i'd be willing to.
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May 23, 2012 at 9:01 PM Post #2 of 7

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Hmm.....amp for speakers. Umm.....maybe a Schiit Asgard or Little Dot MK2 or MK3? IDK about speakers though. Hopefully someone more experienced will be able to help you better.
 
 
May 24, 2012 at 6:17 AM Post #4 of 7

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My audio source is a pretty cheap AV Receiver with some decent sounding speakers... The headphones i would like to drive are the Q701 and HE-500... Under $200 is definetily my preferred budget but if i have to go a little over i'd be willing to.

 
Some will disagree, but a simple JDS Labs O2 amplifier ($156 with AC adapter) is enough to drive these headphones. The HE-500 is much less inefficient than the HE-6.
 
May 24, 2012 at 8:09 AM Post #5 of 7

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The audio gd nfb 12 is right at the $200 price point and will drive tough hp's with the best of them. Also has a very clean dac.
 

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