HiFiman HE-400 DAC/AMP combo?
Nov 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 22

JD1993

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So I've been powering my HiFiman HE-400's off of a FiiO e7 Amp/Dac, and it really isn't powering it as fully as it can. What are some good ~$200 DAC/AMP combos that can power the HiFiman HE-400's?
 
Nov 11, 2012 at 2:16 PM Post #4 of 22

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Both RushNerd and Scyy have put out good options.

You can also get the Audinst HUD-MX1, which will make a great DAC later if you ever want to use it in that capacity for a bigger amp later on and has a pretty good headphone amp built in.
 
Nov 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM Post #5 of 22

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So I've been powering my HiFiman HE-400's off of a FiiO e7 Amp/Dac, and it really isn't powering it as fully as it can. What are some good ~$200 DAC/AMP combos that can power the HiFiman HE-400's?

 
Heya,
 
NFB12.1 or 15.1 or 11.32 (used)
Schiit Asgard (output from your E7 as a DAC to the Asgard)
Fiio E9 (dock your E7 as the DAC)
JDS Labs O2 AMP (output from E7 as DAC; or add ODAC later if you want)
AVR (any old receiver can do great)
Speaker amps (just get a speaker tap adapter/cable and you can use power speaker amps that are inexpensive)
 
Very best,
 
Nov 11, 2012 at 7:17 PM Post #6 of 22

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To be honest the difference between DACs are not very distinguishable at all on HE-400. Any DAC recommended by the other posters will do.
 
The headphones sound quality outweighs too much compared to the differences of DACs.
 
Nov 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM Post #7 of 22

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To be honest the difference between DACs are not very distinguishable at all on HE-400. Any DAC recommended by the other posters will do.
 
The headphones sound quality outweighs too much compared to the differences of DACs.


+1
 
Nov 12, 2012 at 9:56 AM Post #9 of 22

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The FiiO E09K has a 1/4 inch jack.
 
Nov 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM Post #11 of 22

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nice! they will give you more than enough power
 
Nov 14, 2012 at 8:23 PM Post #13 of 22

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To be honest the difference between DACs are not very distinguishable at all on HE-400. Any DAC recommended by the other posters will do.
 
The headphones sound quality outweighs too much compared to the differences of DACs.

I strongly doubt that the first sentence is true.   The second sentence is probably true.   I have no idea what the third sentence is saying. :)
 

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