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View Full Discussion What would be a great amp for the Sennheiser HD6XX? How about a great amp for headphones period? I researched this to death...wanted an endgame amp as I knew I would collect multiple headphones. I have headphones, including the Sennheiser, that range from 8ohm to 600ohm. I have a questyle 600i headphone amp/dac. This is a current driven amp and works with probably any headphone out there! http://m.questyleaudio.com/questyle/600i/
Most of the people here waited to get these headphones at $199.99 because they want good sound on the cheap. I highly doubt that the vast majority of them are going to buy that DAC/amp combo. Not to mention that it's incredibly overkill for these headphones and won't make them objectively sound better than something half the price.
Perhaps. Perhaps not. The point I made was for those who have, or would prepare for multiple cans. The 600i is perfect for that
At $1299 this is not for people just stepping into their first quality headphones... most people with multiple cans on this buy probably have their DAC/amp of choice already
Again, maybe...maybe not. This is my first foray, not only for headphones, but for a high end audio system. You are attempting to speak for people you don't know. I purchased the questyle precisely because it would set me for multiple cans. What people plan for in their audio cannot be put into one box. Some will be tight on their budget, some not.
I think his point is that you should probably buy better headphones if you're going to pair them with a $1299 amp, otherwise you've got yourself a real expensive conversation piece since you're not really getting any benefit from it with these headphones.
Since it's your "first foray" and clearly budget is a meaningless word for you, perhaps consider returning these and invest a few more hundreds into headphones that will synergize with your amp, rather than using it as a super expensive volume control knob which would likely be the case with these.
Notice that on their website w/ example cans, they list the HD800, not the HD6XX. That's a ~$700-800 price difference.
Something I have discovered about "audiophiles", is that they seem to get great satisfaction out of nit-picking people's comments and opinions...even if they have little relevance. Look, I have, in addition to the upcoming sennheisers, a set of focal elears and final audio design sonorous vi headphones..as well as a pair of beyerdynamics. People so easily miss the point. My point, for a 3rd time now, is the questyle is an outstanding amp for those who want an amp to accommodate and drive any set of cans they might want now and in the future. And yes, it is an amp, as it is a current driven amp, that would benefit the Sennheiser as well...the hd650's being their flagship can from 2003 to 2009
Your statements are kind of ironic. Your entire post is "help me find an AMP? but halfway through the comment I forgot to reveal I already found something and this is a humble brag that I have a $1299 amp?"
And then the first comment is "yeah they'll work, but you either spent too much on your amp or too little on your headphones" which is completely fair.
Usually people post neat little insight into equipment that suits the headphones that are being dropped.
Your post is just acknowledging that you can drop a pretty piece of change on an AMP and pair them with headphones that won't get the true benefit of it.
It's like if this was a drop for seat belts and you posted "Anyone know of a car to put these in? I researched this to death and now drive a Lamborghini- which is the best car!"
If you didn't want critical critique you should've phrased your post better, otherwise your post is just humble bragging & perhaps you even work for Questyle
You do a lot of assuming, and you still miss the point. Not bragging, you said I should get better headphones for that amp. I displayed to you that I do. A 4th time, this is an amp that will accomodate any headphone (and to prove I am not from questyle, so will most schiit products). That was my point, and obviously directed only at those whose budget allows. I am not the audiophile god, so if you take out a loan, or over extend your credit to buy the amp based upon my comment that is on you. If you are an audiophile looking for an amp, AND you value flexibility for future purchases, this is a good way to go
Also, I was responding to the person who posted help me find an amp