Requirement for Headphone Amps
Nov 28, 2016 at 5:56 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

akshaysalkar

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I am planning to buy a DAC. 
 
After exploring various forums, guides, youtube videos, its just overwhelming and confusing.
 
I have 2 headphones currently : 
 
Audio Technica ATH-R70x
Sony MDR-1R
 
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Can someone please advice atleast 3 headphone amps, in order of preference. 
 
I dont want to go huge on budget, but can explore if its good.
 
Nov 28, 2016 at 10:37 AM Post #2 of 5

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  I am planning to buy a DAC. 
After exploring various forums, guides, youtube videos, its just overwhelming and confusing.
I have 2 headphones currently : 
Audio Technica ATH-R70x
Sony MDR-1R
Can someone please advice at least 3 headphone amps, in order of preference. 
I dont want to go huge on budget, but can explore if its good.

 
Could you list a budget?
We can assume the DAC/amp is for use with a Win PC?
And your mostly into music and not FPS gaming?
 
Nov 30, 2016 at 10:13 AM Post #3 of 5

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Could you list a budget?
We can assume the DAC/amp is for use with a Win PC?
And your mostly into music and not FPS gaming?

 
 
Budget : 100 $ ~ 250$
 
DAC/AMP = Will be used with MACbook PRO OR MAC MINI 
 
MUSIC = PURELY ... MUSIC (FLAC, WAV, UNCOMPRESSED, CD, Spotify Streamining, and some lousy old MP3s)
 
Nov 30, 2016 at 12:02 PM Post #4 of 5

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  Budget : 100 $ ~ 250$
DAC/AMP = Will be used with MACbook PRO OR MAC MINI 
MUSIC = PURELY ... MUSIC (FLAC, WAV, UNCOMPRESSED, CD, Spotify Streamining, and some lousy old MP3s)

 
Schiit Fulla, $90.
 
Nov 30, 2016 at 12:36 PM Post #5 of 5

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​There are many choices in that budget and is just what  you want. Portable or not? Good looking or not? Combi or not? Many in-out or not? Etc.
 
One on the top of your budget and wich comes highly recommended is the Aune X1.
Bottem of your budget could be the Schiit Fulla like mentioned above.
 
Myself own FiiO E10K and Fostex HP-A3. FiiO is fine in that priceclass (though the jack in is buggy) and the Fostex is just great (only not as pretty as the Aune).
 

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