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I am more than likely going to buy the sennheiser 6xx headphones and from what I am told I need to get a DAC or amp thing to make them work the best. What would be best for $100 or less
The JDS Labs Atom, the “successor to the O2”
better, cleaner power, higher SINAD and SNR
Hey do you know much about this product NuForce uDAC-5 DAC/Amp Combo? It just dropped and is about the same price as the atom amp, I really don’t know much about amps and dacs. Would I just need the jds atom amp or should I get the nuforce combo.
You’ll need a DAC with the Atom, and I recommend a Topping D30 for a clean signal and transparency. It’s similarly priced and double the cost total (amp and DAC) to the Nuforce. The HD6XX is basically a 650, 300ohm impedance and sensitivity at 103db. The Nuforce puts out 140mW at 32ohm, meaning powering the 6XX it will be significantly less. I didn’t find any reviews or specs under a 300ohm load, but being USB powered only, I imagine it being a bit anemic. I would suggest, for listening pleasure and to truly hear your Senn sing, cleaner and more power.