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Aug 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM Post #2,401 of 8,859

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Couple of questions. 
1) Will an O2 amp do good for a Grado with Magnum drivers or will it not help much?
2) Do I NEED a DAC? Or could I wait like a couple of months to get one after I get an O2?

 
I would rather run a DAC with a turd amp than an amp running out of a laptop headphone jack.
 
Crap in, crap out. If you have a half decent source I wouldn't really bother with it.
 
If you have the $120, I like the Nuforce uDAC2.
 
Aug 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM Post #2,402 of 8,859

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I would rather run a DAC with a turd amp than an amp running out of a laptop headphone jack.
 
Crap in, crap out. If you have a half decent source I wouldn't really bother with it.
 
If you have the $120, I like the Nuforce uDAC2.

So a DAC with a FiiO E11 will work for now? Then O2 later? Also would a Nuforce uDAC2 and a O2 be able to power a 600 ohm headphone like a Beyerdynamic DT990?
 
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So a DAC with a FiiO E11 will work for now? Then O2 later? Also would a Nuforce uDAC2 and a O2 be able to power a 600 ohm headphone like a Beyerdynamic DT990?

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Aug 17, 2012 at 6:29 AM Post #2,404 of 8,859

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So a DAC with a FiiO E11 will work for now? Then O2 later? Also would a Nuforce uDAC2 and a O2 be able to power a 600 ohm headphone like a Beyerdynamic DT990?

Yes on both questions.
 
990's aren't really my thing, I think you'd thank yourself later going with DT880's if you enjoy regular people music and not electronic poop sounds. I mean after all you're posting in a GRADO thread.
 
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Yes on both questions.

990's aren't really my thing, I think you'd thank yourself later going with DT880's if you enjoy regular people music and not electronic poop sounds. I mean after all you're posting in a GRADO thread.
that's the thing. I listen to electronic poop sounds and regular music. And I listen to them like half and half. That's why I want the dt990 to play some good electronic music. Anyways who'd the HRT musicstreamer II be better than the nuforce?
 
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that's the thing. I listen to electronic poop sounds and regular music. And I listen to them like half and half. That's why I want the dt990 to play some good electronic music. Anyways who'd the HRT musicstreamer II be better than the nuforce?
Or would the O2 + ODAC be better then a O2 + nuforce udac2/HRT music streamer II?
 
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that's the thing. I listen to electronic poop sounds and regular music. And I listen to them like half and half. That's why I want the dt990 to play some good electronic music. Anyways who'd the HRT musicstreamer II be better than the nuforce?

 
The HDP is so good it's almost a luxury item. I'd take that and prefer to build my system based on that guy over any other DAC more or less if you can score a nice one for $300.
 
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I got a musicstreamer II+ I like it cos it just works. You just plug it in and don't need to do anything. It makes the music clear and easier to listen to. Would not want anything else from a dac.
 
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The HDP is so good it's almost a luxury item. I'd take that and prefer to build my system based on that guy over any other DAC more or less if you can score a nice one for $300.

The NuForce HDP you mean right? If so then that could be used as everything right? It says its a Amp, DAC, and a Pre-amp.
 
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The NuForce HDP you mean right? If so then that could be used as everything right? It says its a Amp, DAC, and a Pre-amp.

 
Yeah I just wish it had a remote, it's actually quite good sounding if you have a media PC and you hook it up to a receiver.
 
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Yeah I just wish it had a remote, it's actually quite good sounding if you have a media PC and you hook it up to a receiver.

I do not have a reciever. Do I need one? Also which would be better the Nuforce HDP or the O2 amp + ODAC?
 
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I do not have a reciever. Do I need one? Also which would be better the Nuforce HDP or the O2 amp + ODAC?

 
I haven't used the O2 or the ODAC, I just figure with all the graphs and shiet that it'd be somewhat good.
 
I can't speculate on what'd be the better one. I just liked my HDP a lot.
 
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I haven't used the O2 or the ODAC, I just figure with all the graphs and shiet that it'd be somewhat good.
 
I can't speculate on what'd be the better one. I just liked my HDP a lot.

Oh ok thanks. And Would the O2 and ODAC be able to power 600 ohm headphones you think? 
 
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Oh ok thanks. And Would the O2 and ODAC be able to power 600 ohm headphones you think? 


I dunno dude.
 
It's supposedly the best amp regardless of price.. I literally know NOTHING about it cept that I like buying expensive stuff because it feels good lol. (I'm kidding)
 
Take it to PM please and let these guys discuss grados here
 

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