Looking for an around $300 setup that can run the Mad Dogs w/ Alpha Pads
Jun 6, 2014 at 8:45 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

JD1993

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I'm in love with these headphones and would like to be able to use them around the house or in the car. Do you have any recommendations for a ~$300 portable set up? I would prefer it to be either a portable DAC/Amp + Music player or just a music player.
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Jun 6, 2014 at 10:49 PM Post #4 of 6

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Starting out, it's much cheaper to just buy a dap instead of a mobile dac. There's a few daps out there, depending on what features you want, like the phone without a phone, ipod touch 5g, no display whatsoever ipod shuffle, or hifi ibasso/fiio models.
 
Jun 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM Post #5 of 6

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I'm not so sure on the iPod touch or iPod shuffle's ability to power the Mad Dogs. While I am looking into some FiiO products (mainly the x3 and x5), I don't know if they can power the Mad Dogs either.
 
Jun 7, 2014 at 2:15 AM Post #6 of 6

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They can. Mad dogs are only 50ohms I believe? Ipod by itself may have to turn volume limit off, but high gain on fiio (I think they have that, ibasso does) would be enough.
 

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