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Mar 30, 2006 at 10:51 AM Post #3 of 8

jagorev

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Wow. Welcome to head-fi, sorry about your wallet!

The D-777 is very well thought of. I'm sure it'll drive the Etys fine from the headphone jack.

All headphone jacks have a built in amp to deliver power into a headphone - but you might get better sound quality if you use the line-out option (turning off the internal amp) and instead use a dedicated portable amplifier. You get higher quality electronics and usually a better designed headphone output by using a dedicated amp.

What kind of budget do you have for a portable amp? Some of the popular ones recommended here start cheap, from DIY CMOY or MINT amps, the PA2V2 ($60 from www.electric-avenues.com) all the way up to the Ray Samuels Hornet and SR-71 (www.raysamuelsaudio.com).

Just FYI - if you're going amped, it's preferable to use the ER-4S model, which has a better accuracy rating. You can also convert the ER-4P to the S model with the converter cable (basically a resistor) sold by Etymotic and Headroom.
 
Mar 30, 2006 at 5:58 PM Post #5 of 8

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Originally Posted by ILuvSony
Ohhhhhh, COME on guys...

All these viewings and not ONE response?

Hook me up here. Give the poor guy a break.

What is the ultimate set up? What in the world does a headphone amp do?

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NO problem, the ultimate setup?

Grap a Meridian G08 and a Senn HE90/HEV70, and call it a day.
 
Mar 30, 2006 at 6:26 PM Post #6 of 8

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Just tell him the approximate cost of that setup is first *snickers*

It will be decades before I can spare enough cash to get that setup
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Originally Posted by jbloudg20
NO problem, the ultimate setup?

Grap a Meridian G08 and a Senn HE90/HEV70, and call it a day.



 
Mar 30, 2006 at 7:44 PM Post #8 of 8

jbloudg20

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Originally Posted by Csi
Just tell him the approximate cost of that setup is first *snickers*

It will be decades before I can spare enough cash to get that setup
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Well, he asked for the ultimate
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