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PhantomRex
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Dec 1, 2017
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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!
Dec 1, 2017
Sljp66
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Dec 2, 2017
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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
Dec 2, 2017
tacit57
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Dec 2, 2017
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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.
Dec 2, 2017
gardibolt
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Dec 5, 2017
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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.
Dec 5, 2017
PedroMagrico
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Dec 6, 2017
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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.
Dec 6, 2017
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