Warm Sounding Portable amp?
Apr 30, 2015 at 10:26 AM Post #2 of 9

H20Fidelity

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Looking for a warmer sounding portable amp or amp/DAC combo for the etymotic ER 4s.  Budget is 500.00 US or below.  Thanks.


I was recently using Cayin C5 with my ER4S, it was quite thick, warmish whilst remaining rather detailed. Have a search for the Cayin C5 thread.

It's a pretty good amp.
 
Aug 19, 2015 at 6:56 AM Post #4 of 9

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Aug 22, 2015 at 12:42 AM Post #6 of 9

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  Looking for a warmer sounding portable amp or amp/DAC combo for the etymotic ER 4s.  Budget is 500.00 US or below.  Thanks.


There is a member with a blue ALO International + (amp/DAC) for under $400 and a member with a black one for under $450 - original MSRP $599 - low output impedance and a great musical presentation - it uses the CS4398 DAC that's in the AK240 - it has a nice warm punchy sound....
 
Aug 22, 2015 at 7:28 AM Post #7 of 9

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I hate to do this but I like to recommend something else, portaphile 627x. This is the most smooth sounding amp I own, and while it can be boring for me it sounds like just what you want.
 
Aug 23, 2015 at 4:43 AM Post #9 of 9

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Based on my experience - after decent burn in: Ray Samuels Tomahawk or Predator, or HeadAmp Pico.
 

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