Octavart DAC/Amp + HD600 OR ATH-AD900 + iBasso D2 Boa
Dec 1, 2008 at 7:23 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

sirmasterboy

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My main question is would the HD600 sound worse than the ATH-AD900 when driven by a lesser Amp like the Octavart simply because it has a higher impedance and is harder to drive? Because I would like to stick with the HD600 and drive it with a lesser Amp for my first setup but want the possibility of a better Amp down the road.

Which would give me the best performance?

HD600 + Octavart DAC/Amp:
http://www.audiophilechina.com/cp-sh...id2=37&s_id=62
Total cost = $554

ATH-AD900 + iBasso D2 Boa
Total cost = $472

If quality is equal or better for the HD600 setup I think $82 is worth it for the HD600 for a better amp down the road so I don't have to change cans.
 
Dec 1, 2008 at 7:32 PM Post #2 of 4

sirmasterboy

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I should point out I'm not looking for a match made in heaven at this point. I just want something that will not "waste" the price and power of the HD600s but I do plan to get a high quality dedicated amp a year or 2 down the road.

I would maybe consider a Little Dot MK V if it is considerably better than an Octavart and assuming I can get get a good dedicated DAC for under $100.

Let me know :)
 
Dec 2, 2008 at 4:56 PM Post #4 of 4

Nocturnal310

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Definitely HD600 ...once u get it then u neednt bother with any headphone upgrade but just component upgrades.


I am also use not-so-expensive amp but man..they still sound so distinct
 

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