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Headphone upgrade VS Amp upgrade

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by arisbor, Jan 22, 2014.
  1. Arisbor
    Hi long time i dont enter here , but i need help, as the Name of the thread says, i dont know what to get first :
     
    Option 1:
     
     
    Headphones:
     
    -Audeze LCD-2 ( bamboo)
     
    Amp:
     
    -Magni
     
    DAC:
     
    -Modi
     
     
    Option 2:
     
    Headphones:
     
    -Sennheiser 598HD
     
    Amp:
     
    -Woo audio W7 fireflies
    DAC:
     
    -Woo audio W7 fireflies
     
     
     
    Thanks
     
     
    PS: i currently own the M&M combo and the 598HD
     
     
     
  2. Sonido
    Spatially represented by importance:
    Headphone >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Amp >>>>>> DAC >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cables
     
    That said looks like you got $1000 to burn. I personally recommend HE-500 and Emotiva miniX. For more ideas: http://www.head-fi.org/t/694454/1000-challenge-list-your-best-amp-headphone-pairing-that-can-be-had-for-1000-or-less
     
  3. jirapatpum
    I would go with the first option. For the amp in general, just make sure that it has sufficient power to drive your headphones, if not you won't be able to hear the benefit of having good dac and cables. 
     
  4. Arisbor
    i like that idea, but how do i use that speaker amp with the HE-500????
     
  5. Sonido
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/629352/he-500-lcd2-d5000-dt770-sr80-on-a-speaker-amp-emotiva-mini-x-a-100-project
     
    Check out the $20 speaker tap guide link.
     
    Planars like the HE-500 love power, so it works well with the Emotiva without breaking the bank.
     

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