Entry-level headphone amps?
Feb 19, 2008 at 5:15 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 16

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Any advice on a good entry-level headphone amps?

I'm a complete n00bie. my Audio Technica ATH-M2X broke. so I bought some Grado SR-60.

after reading through Head-Fi boards. I kept seeing most people use amps.

my main music source is WMA Loseless on my desktop PC.

I only have about $250 to spend.

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Feb 19, 2008 at 5:31 PM Post #2 of 16

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If you listen to music from your PC maybe a combination of a DAC(digital to analog converter) and an amp might be the right choice for you.
In your price range you could get a IBasso D1 or a 2Move from Meier audio.
 
Feb 19, 2008 at 5:57 PM Post #3 of 16

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thanks for the reply.
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Can the Corda 2Move be bought in the US?

Fubar III USB DAC/Headphone Amp looks like a pretty good first Amp. Firestone Audio
 
Feb 19, 2008 at 6:07 PM Post #4 of 16

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Can the Corda 2Move be bought in the US?


I think they're in stock at TTVJ.
 
Feb 19, 2008 at 6:44 PM Post #6 of 16

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Quote:

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thank you all for your input.
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I'm leaning towards the Corda 2Move. Anyone here own it?



Use the search feature, you'll find lots of threads!!
 
Feb 19, 2008 at 6:53 PM Post #7 of 16

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Quote:

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Fubar III USB DAC/Headphone Amp looks like a pretty good first Amp. Firestone Audio


You're right this one looks good too, maybe you find some reviews here on head-fi.

I think the "Move is a good choice though. I've never heard a Move but I've heard a Corda Arietta and it sounded very good (especially for the price). I read that for the price the Move is hard to beat.
 
Feb 19, 2008 at 7:00 PM Post #8 of 16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by konceited /img/forum/go_quote.gif
thank you all for your input.
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I'm leaning towards the Corda 2Move. Anyone here own it?



I bought mine through TTVJ (great service btw) and its serving me well. Its nice and compact and looks great (sounds ok too
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). Grab some little clear rubber feat and stick them on the bottom and it is great on top of your desk.
 
Feb 19, 2008 at 7:17 PM Post #10 of 16

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Don't go the portable route if you don't need the portability. You can get a lot more for your money if you get a seperate stationary amp + DAC.

I would go with the Little Dot Mk-series of amps to start with. They've got some very nice offerings with good components and rave reviews in your price range.
 
Feb 19, 2008 at 7:32 PM Post #11 of 16

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I had the SR60s, which I really liked, and a HeadRoom microamp, which I also really liked. The SR60s don't benefit that much from an amp alone. If you're just looking for just an amp, I'd recommend saving your money and/or upgrading your source first. I'm no computer as transport person, but there are a lot of knowledgeable threads re soundcards/dac/amps. Check them out.
 

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