Need advice on what to buy next
May 25, 2015 at 8:59 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

lynx121

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Hi guys, I need advice on what to buy next. I currently have AKG Q701 and Hifiman HE-400 for headphones, Fiio X5 for portable player / external dac, and Cayin C5 for portable amp. I plan on buying a hybrid tube amp Project Ember and a couple of tubes with it but I'm worried that my current headphones would not significantly benefit from it since from what I heard, high impedance headphones like the Senn HD650 really benefit from tube amps. So my question is, should I go for the Project Ember or an HD650 first?
 
May 25, 2015 at 11:44 PM Post #3 of 4

lynx121

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I get that, but is the new sound sig difference ($500 for ember + tubes) worth it compared to a new sound sig I will experience with HD650 ($200~$300)? I plan to buy both in the future so for now I'm choosing which path has more value into it.
 
Edit: My only amp is the Cayin C5 so if it won't power the HD650 to its potential then I might as well buy the Ember first.
 
May 26, 2015 at 12:02 AM Post #4 of 4

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Transducers (speakers/headphones) are almost ALWAYS a better investment than putting a lot of money into the electronics that hook up to them.
 

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