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HD598 Amped VS (Hd650, Denon Ahd7000, Audeze LCD2, Hifiman HE500) Amped?

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by seunghoyoum, Feb 9, 2012.
  1. seunghoyoum
    I'm using a  500dollar amp for my hd598 right now, and the difference between unamped and amped was quite satisfying for me; it sounded much more lively and dynamic. However, I heard that the 598 isn't that amp hungry. On a scale to 1 to 10 and if the hd598's or a 1, how amp-hungry are other products such as hd650, denon ahd7000, audeze LCD2, Hifiman HE500?
  2. MalVeauX


    From 1 to 10, 10 being most demanding (and merely my opinion):
    The HD598 is probably a 2.
    The D7000 is about a 2 as well.
    The DT990 PRO is about a 3 to 4.
    The HD650 is about a 4 to 6.
    The LCD2 is about a 6 or 7.
    The HE500 is about a 6 or 7 as well.
    And something like the HE-6 would be your 10.
    Your "$500" amp could be a $80 E10 and it'll be pretty much the same. But if you plan on getting harder to drive headphones in the future, assuming your "$500" amp can actually power something more demanding sufficiently, maybe you should keep it and just wait and see.
    Very best,
  3. jackwess
    Which amp you own? are you planning to upgrade phones? 
  4. seunghoyoum


    I really don't get the my 500 being same as the e10. What do you mean getting harder to drive headphones? Could you explain in easier terms? Sorry :frowning2: I'm really new to this headphone world.
  5. seunghoyoum


    I'm using a really old one called "Anam" i'm not sure if a old AMP sucks than the new ones these days.
    I don't even know that I could upgrade my phones.
  6. SirDracula
    I think what MalVeauX was getting at was that:
    on your HD598, the affect of a $500 amp will be the same as a FiiO E10
    However, if you intend to upgrade your headphones in the future, then $500 amp will make more difference
  7. Golotripa
    On this topic, do you think a Yulong D100 Amp/DAC will provide enough power to run HD650s and HE500s? Also, does anyone know how these phones may synergize with the Yulong D100?

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