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I am hoping I can receive some recommendations (I have also asked in other forum - so if you see it twice... my apologies)
Since you all are being so kind, I hope you all would be okay in giving me some feedback/ideas.
Thanks so much in advance.
I just got my HD6XX yesterday (Massdrop).
I like the idea of slowly stepping up to more expensive amps (or DAC+amps).
I currently have the FiiO E6 - been using it for a little while. Would that be enough with HD6XX?
My setup will be this: FiiO X3 (2nd gen) for playing the music. I have a lot of music from HDTracks (and other Hi-Res music).
I do have ATH-M50x and as of right now, I use X3 directly with them.
I actually have *not* tried X3+E6 combo (not sure why not - but I guess had never thought about whether X3 alone can drive the M50x well or not. Clearly, something to try out!)
Back to the original question:
With the new HD6xx and the existing ATH-M50x, should I stick with E6 (and/or X3+E6)? Would that be enough?
Or should I invest in E10 still?
Or something else?
I tend to have very acute hearing (bane of my existence - as one of my musician friend said "you have million dollar ears, buddy boy, but are p*ss poor"... sigh :(
But I am not trying to get the best setup - money no bar...
I tend to listen to a lot of rock, alternative rock, classic rock, blues, some jazz, some classical, some pop.
Thanks again, everyone!
Check out the schitt headphone amps. Using one with my ATH-M50x. Waiting on the hifiman HE4XX to show up. Looking forward to seeing the difference between them. Eventually I will get a tube amp like the yaquin MS-13s
I have fiio x3 ii (besides other players). I found out that 6XX works great with tube amps - I use Fostex HP-V1 and more portable Lars&Ivan THA-8X.
When I was researching portable amps for the 6XX, I came to the conclusion that their A5 was the only standalone Fiio amp that I was confident would have enough power for them. I know the E11K doesn't have enough power.
Im also having the same dilema, i was looking at the Audio-GB and AuricSound S7.
Want a good Amp / Dac to drive my HD6xx, but not sure what i should get.
Kinda sad i lost the Aune X1s from Massdrop a few days ago, that also sounds like a sure thing and may be enough.