Help me choose an amplifier
Aug 9, 2017 at 8:46 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 24

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Hello my friends, I'm pretty green in the Hi-Fi area and I need yours help to choose a best headphones amp for 300$ budget. Yesterday i ordered NuForce Dac-80. I have a headsets Beyerdynamic DT880,DT990 premium (250,600 Ohm) + I'm thinking of getting HD600 or HD650 and I've encountered such a problem that it's not possible to properly select an amplifier. I do not really know the exact specifications which would be more suitable for my setup. But i'm thinking about 1.Beyerdynamic A-20 or NuForce ha-200 and what you can offer to me guys?
I tell you in advance thenk you who can give advice me. :)
 
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I would take a look at the Feliks Audio Espressivo ($449) for those headphones, it sounds excellent with the HD600 / HD650 and DT880 / DT990.

If you really want a solid state amp the A-20 is great but has high output impedance (100 Ohms), something from Audio GD might be worth looking into.
 
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Can't go wrong choosing from the Schiit lineup! Very well priced
 
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You are going to need some power for those 600 ohm cans and I really like the high-powered Lyr 2 for that purpose. 330 mW into 600 ohms. It is a little out of budget but well worth it. Very flexible unit.
 
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You are going to need some power for those 600 ohm cans and I really like the high-powered Lyr 2 for that purpose. 330 mW into 600 ohms. It is a little out of budget but well worth it. Very flexible unit.

+1. you could even get the used lyr2 around $340.
 
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If you can stretch your budget to afford the Jotunheim, it'll put 500mW into 600 ohms which is pretty impressive. That's through the balanced output of course
 
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What is your budget?
 
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Missed it :beyersmile:
 
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All of those headphones would love a Bottlehead Crack.
 
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Hello my friends, I'm pretty green in the Hi-Fi area and I need yours help to choose a best headphones amp for 300$ budget. Yesterday i ordered NuForce Dac-80. I have a headsets Beyerdynamic DT880,DT990 premium (250,600 Ohm) + I'm thinking of getting HD600 or HD650 and I've encountered such a problem that it's not possible to properly select an amplifier. I do not really know the exact specifications which would be more suitable for my setup. But i'm thinking about 1.Beyerdynamic A-20 or NuForce ha-200 and what you can offer to me guys?
I tell you in advance thenk you who can give advice me. :)

If you will only use 250ohms and up, get the Darkvoice DV336se.
 
Aug 10, 2017 at 9:50 AM Post #15 of 24

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Thanks my friends for your advices, but I think I will try to get lyr2 if I find it here from second hands at a good price.
p.s. I made an exchange today, I drove my dt880 and dt990 in to T90 + planing to get the HD600 / 650 so will lyr2 be perfect? :)
Although I have never heard what the tube amplifiers sound, but I expect a balanced, detailed, deep sound.The main ones are mostly listening music is electronic or house music.
 

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