Rega Ear or Creek OBH-11SE for AKG K501?
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Any recommendations for either of those amps for my AKG K501? FYI I will be using the combo with a Rega Planet CD player and some stock interconnects, and I listen to mostly jazz and some pop/rock.

TIA for your help!
 
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I haven't heard either of these amps, but I have heard good things about the Creek/K-501 combo. Those K-501's are pretty nice, arent they
 
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Give the Rega a try just for the sake of possible system synergy between the Planet and Ear.
(IMHO synergy between components leads to audio nirvana.
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I too have the 501s and it seems to me that these are very power hungry cans.
 
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I have a new META42 amp and it drives my 501 very well.
There are many different configuration of this amp so some research is in order if you are considering this route.
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by TimSchirmer
Those K-501's are pretty nice, arent they


I'd say the K501s are like women; it takes a lot of muscle to satisfy them


But seriously, they are great heaphones if amping is done properly.

Maxi
 
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You guys read my mind. I heard a lot about the great synergy between the K501 and the Creek, but was quite curious about the possible synergy between the Planet and the Ear. Although the Ear is definitely a bit cheaper....

As for the Meta, I was also considering ordering one from Tangent as I am not so hot w/ a solder myself, but he is currently flooded w/ back orders and thus refuse to take any new order.



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I'd say the K501s are like women; it takes a lot of muscle to satisfy them


But seriously, they are great heaphones if amping is done properly.

Maxi



Maxi,

I personally like my woman "muscular", if you know what I mean.
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by TimSchirmer
I haven't heard either of these amps, but I have heard good things about the Creek/K-501 combo. Those K-501's are pretty nice, arent they


Yeah, they sound pretty darn good....and I have no doubt that I can extract even more perfromance out of them w/ a decent amp.

 
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