Looking for a portable amp that could drive well 300 OHM cans
Apr 7, 2021 at 10:37 PM Post #2 of 23

PurpleAngel

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300-Ohm? Sennheiser HD600/HD650/HD6XX?
 
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iFi X-Can.
 
Apr 8, 2021 at 6:09 AM Post #6 of 23

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That X-Can looks good but a bit more than your 150 euro budget. Look also at iFi hip-dac. I use a hip-dac with 250 ohm Beyerdynamic cans, plenty of power, a little warm even without bass boost, battery life could be better.
 
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Running high impedance dynamics off portable devices is almost guaranteed not to be a happy listening experience.

Consider some good cans designed to run from portable devices like Sundara, etc. I'm am sure there are many more in this category.
 
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Running high impedance dynamics off portable devices is almost guaranteed not to be a happy listening experience.

Consider some good cans designed to run from portable devices like Sundara, etc. I'm am sure there are many more in this category.
If I go that road (and save money), I would consider also the DT 770 pro 32 OHM...tho, I have been reading less than flattering impressions about them.

Any advice is highly appreciated. And will check those Sundara right away. :)
 
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I don't have much experience with Beyers but the consensus seems to be the 600 ohm sounds better than the 250, and the 250 sounds better than the lower impedance ones (80 I think)
 
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It will not be at its best out of a portable amp and not out of a low-end desktop amp.
 
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I don't know. I don't ride motocross bikes on the highway and I don't drive Corvettes on gravel roads. There are limits to everything.
 
Apr 8, 2021 at 11:22 AM Post #15 of 23

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For a cheap but fantastic amp I recommend the Topping NX3s, will drive 300ohms nicely. At 1 on the dial my Beyers (250 ohm) are VERY loud.
You can pick one up for around $60-70 bucks on ebay, maybe cheaper if you look around.
 

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