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Old 19-03-18, 10:17 PM
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Best Amp/Dac for 300ohm cans?

So I finally bought my desired headphones and, knowing their specs, I will most likely have to upgrade from my fii0 e10k. So does anyone know what would be a good Amp/Dac combo for headphones with the following specs?

Frequency response 10 - 41000 Hz
Impedance 300 ohms
Sound pressure level (SPL) 103 dB

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Old 20-03-18, 01:53 AM
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I would try it with the e10k first to see if you like it.

What's cans btw? That does matter, as well as your budget.

That said the best cheap external setup I know is the Schiit Modi/Magni stack. Not many can beat them at that price (if any can). If you want a combo unit just be prepared to pay more for less quality. You could look into the more expensive SMSL(I believe that's what are called) for the combo units.

Once you get more expensive though it's an endless amount of options.

Again I'd try the fiio first though. Some cans are sensitive even with high resistance. Like beyerdynamic cans for example. A fiio e10k can run a DT990 250ohm just fine.
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Old 20-03-18, 04:09 AM
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I would try it with the e10k first to see if you like it.

What's cans btw? That does matter, as well as your budget.

That said the best cheap external setup I know is the Schiit Modi/Magni stack. Not many can beat them at that price (if any can). If you want a combo unit just be prepared to pay more for less quality. You could look into the more expensive SMSL(I believe that's what are called) for the combo units.

Once you get more expensive though it's an endless amount of options.

Again I'd try the fiio first though. Some cans are sensitive even with high resistance. Like beyerdynamic cans for example. A fiio e10k can run a DT990 250ohm just fine.
I got the MassdropxSennheiser HD6XX aka HD650s.
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Old 20-03-18, 10:47 AM
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I usually find Senns do not need a lot of driving. So just a basic thing should give you more than enough volume
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Old 20-03-18, 05:11 PM
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I'd try the fiio first then because as stated Senns are usually pretty sensitive. Just make sure the fiio is on high gain
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Old 21-03-18, 12:52 AM
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I did some digging around and it seems the e10k is the bare minimum for this. It will work but in time I plan to upgrade to, probably, the Schiit Jotunheim.
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Old 21-03-18, 02:02 AM
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Sounds good. That's a great unit
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