Shure SE846 - Something like the Fiio X5 vs Astell & Kern AK240?
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I just picked up a pair of SE846, and was just wondering for these headphones does the AK240 really make that huge of a difference, or would I be fine with something like Fiio X5?
 
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IMHO, You will be fine with either but AK240 will sound much better.
 
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If anything is going to show the difference between the X5 and AK240 - the SE846 will certainly do it.
 
Having said that, the SE846 and X5 are a very nice place to be.
 
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There's a bit of hiss with the x5 when using se846. I'm using the ibasso dx90 right now and there's no hiss.
 
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