What can drive an HE-400?
May 22, 2015 at 10:58 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

HiddenFatKid

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Hey Guys,
 
are there any sub-$100 AMP/DAC Combos that can somewhat drive a pair of HE-400's?
 
I have the chance to buy a pair of HE-400's for an amazing price (around $150), and I was wondering if there's any amp/DAC combos out there that could drive it to somewhat decent listening levels, before I can upgrade. Somethign to tide me over for a couple months :D
 
Thanks for reading!
 
May 22, 2015 at 11:03 PM Post #2 of 6

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Schiit Magni (version one is sold new for $80), O2, Fiio E12 are the ones I know. Just amps, but that's probably all you need/can afford for that amount of power. IME, HE-400's get a lot from a good amp, unlike any other can I've tried. Great price, btw!
 
May 22, 2015 at 11:09 PM Post #3 of 6

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  Schiit Magni (version one is sold new for $80), O2, Fiio E12 are the ones I know. Just amps, but that's probably all you need/can afford for that amount of power. IME, HE-400's get a lot from a good amp, unlike any other can I've tried. Great price, btw!

Thanks! and that's the exact thing I was gonna upgrade too! I've been looking at the magni/modi stack, and I could just buy the modi later? I'm just confused on how I would plug the magni into my computer? 
 
May 22, 2015 at 11:12 PM Post #4 of 6

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Yup, you can always add a DAC later! Just http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021815&p_id=5598&seq=1&format=2 would work, plug it into whatever your soundcard/motherboard has for output ("line out" is preferable). :D
 
May 23, 2015 at 12:50 AM Post #6 of 6

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  Yup, you can always add a DAC later! Just http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021815&p_id=5598&seq=1&format=2 would work, plug it into whatever your soundcard/motherboard has for output ("line out" is preferable). :D

Awesome! thanks a ton for the quick and helpful reply!
Yep. Definitely. Magni to start is a great idea
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Thanks! I'll upgrade to a DAC when I get some extra cash laying around! 
 

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