portable amp for ie8
Sep 15, 2009 at 2:56 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 34

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hello, i want to ask you for a piece of advice about what amp is a good solution for sennheiser ie8. is RSA tomahawk a good choice? or you could recommend better portable amp? my budget 200dollars, 300 is maximum. i want to connect it with imod

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Sep 16, 2009 at 12:31 PM Post #3 of 34

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Quote:

Originally Posted by milford302009 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
maybe ibasso D2+/D10? i used D10 with my IE8, sounds great~~


well doesnt make sense to get that if hes gonna use it with his imod
 
Sep 16, 2009 at 2:25 PM Post #6 of 34

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Do the IE8's really need an amp?


no
 
Sep 17, 2009 at 3:31 PM Post #9 of 34

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IMHO the Ie8 doesn't improve much with amp. When I had ie8, I had it paired with Corda xxs/headsix. I felt that volume was about all I gained with it. The ie8 sound great right out of ipod classic imo. There was maybe a very slight improvement with amp..but not worth the bulk/$. Can't comment on the ibasso amps however.
 
Sep 17, 2009 at 3:46 PM Post #10 of 34

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@ Del Griffith: do you have lossless in your ipod or simple MP3 files? could you compare sound from ipod (not imod) with mp3 files and lossless music if is there a huge difference if any.

thank you very much for all posts
 
Sep 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM Post #11 of 34

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Most all of my music is done in 320 ripped from my own cd's in itunes. The others are 256 bought from itunes. Both ways are aac not mp3. I am one of those people that don't have the stellar discerning ear as some others here do. I couldn't tell a huge difference with lossless compared to 256 or 320. Not enough to warrant ten times the space of lossless. Therefore I just use 256 and 320...plenty happy with it. Sorry I couldn't help more. Someone else could maybe though??? Good luck.

BTW: 10 times bigger with lossless was just a guess-t-ment...don't know the real size diff...just know it's alot.
 
Sep 17, 2009 at 9:09 PM Post #13 of 34

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P3+ works good. Use the BUF634 to tighten the bass.
 
Sep 18, 2009 at 9:06 PM Post #15 of 34

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im not sure if the head6 can, but the p3+ can change both L/R G/V and buffers, which can fix some of the sound issues that you MAY have with an IE8
 

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