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Hello, I am kinda new to the hi fi headphone world. I would like to get a recommendation for headphone amp for under $300 
 
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I already have a dac so can you give me desktop headphone amp recommendation. Thank you
 
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Hello, I am kinda new to the hi fi headphone world. I would like to get a recommendation for headphone amp for under $300 

Heya,
 
1) What are your headphone(s)?
 
2) What is your DAC(s)?
 
3) Do you have any idea, knowledge, and/or preference to solid state, hybrid and/or tube amplification?
 
Otherwise, any recommendation is basically trying to bite apples in a barrel, and not very useful to you.
 
Very best,
 
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My headphone is AT ATH 30M and Sennheiser HD 598 and AKG 701
 
and my dac is HTR music streamer II and I use flac files in computer and i prefer solid state 
 
 
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Check into the Headroom Micro Amp. It's not a portable and is quite powerful. I bought it mainly due to how it had good synergy with BOTH my HD-650 and AKG (K702/K601) headphones.
It's probably the best amp I've heard for the K702 (under $500!!) and even drives my K601 and K501 extremely well.
 
I always loved my Headroom Total Airhead, so I figured it could hurt to get an upgrade from my Airhead and Asgard. Whatever you do, don't get the Asgard for the K701. Check first to be 100% it will drive them better than before, but I have my doubts.
 
My K701/K601 were absolutely awful from the Asgard. Couldn't even drive them well. It seems better for the D2000 and HD-600.
 
The Matrix M-Stage is also said to be good for the K701, but I haven't heard it.
 
Don't make a mistake and get a portable amp for the K701. E9 would be a bare minimum.
 
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FiiO E9
 
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Check into the Headroom Micro Amp. It's not a portable and is quite powerful. I bought it mainly due to how it had good synergy with BOTH my HD-650 and AKG (K702/K601) headphones.
It's probably the best amp I've heard for the K702 (under $500!!) and even drives my K601 and K501 extremely well.
 
I always loved my Headroom Total Airhead, so I figured it could hurt to get an upgrade from my Airhead and Asgard. Whatever you do, don't get the Asgard for the K701. Check first to be 100% it will drive them better than before, but I have my doubts.
 
My K701/K601 were absolutely awful from the Asgard. Couldn't even drive them well. It seems better for the D2000 and HD-600.
 
The Matrix M-Stage is also said to be good for the K701, but I haven't heard it.
 
Don't make a mistake and get a portable amp for the K701. E9 would be a bare minimum.

Thank you I would consider buying that.
 
 
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+1 on Matrix M-Stage
 
I once used one to jumpstart a car.
 
No seriously, it's some very clean and powerful stuff.
 
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