Good amps to pair with RE0's?
Oct 13, 2009 at 5:31 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

PhearthecowZ

Head-Fier
Joined
Oct 21, 2007
Posts
69
Likes
0
Well my most recent amp died. I had a headsix for about 2 years, really liked it, till it poo-poo'ed on me. Then I got a cheaper Fiio E5, which I also liked--mostly the size. Now since it died mysteriously (must be the cold weather?) I'm in the market for a new amp that is budget priced. As in ~100 CND. Anyone have any ideas?

Preferably a re-chargeable one with a built in battery would be ideal.
 
Oct 13, 2009 at 7:11 AM Post #3 of 8

nkk

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 19, 2008
Posts
538
Likes
10
I feel like a broken record, but RE0 and the Icon Mobile are a good combination to my ears. That is what I use, and it is a lot better than the e5 (which I also have used).

-nkk

PS: Pico slim? In the 100 CND range? Where?
smily_headphones1.gif
 
Oct 18, 2009 at 8:52 PM Post #6 of 8

RASeymour

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
Posts
547
Likes
14
Yes, very good. I tried four amps: iBasso D10 and T4, Fii0 E5 and the Icon Mobile. The T4 and E5 work great, warmed them up, made the sound a bit fuller. Used the bass boost on both. The D10 didn't do much for the sound and the Icon brought out the bad aspects of the RE0, like harshness and brittle highs.
 
Oct 19, 2009 at 6:53 PM Post #7 of 8

mvw2

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Feb 9, 2007
Posts
1,876
Likes
102
The bass boost of the E5 may be nice to have with the RE0 as many folks a a little bit of bass heads. The RE0 does prefer a powerful amp. Things like the E5 and Icon are not powerhouses, so there is limitation to how much they can really make the RE0 sing. It might be advisable to look for something with more output capability just to be capable of effortlessly driving the RE0.
 
Oct 19, 2009 at 8:50 PM Post #8 of 8

kmhaynes

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 29, 2008
Posts
1,967
Likes
209
The RE0 + the E5 with bass boost makes the RE0 sound perfect for me -- just the extra bit of bass the RE0 needs for it's perfect smooth highs. I am thinking about a T4, tho, so I don't know what I might be missing with it. The size of the T4 looks a perfect match for my 30gb Zune.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top