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code9200
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Jul 31, 2017
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Hello, I'm new here, I purchase today the HD6XX, I have a chord Mojo, I need a better amp or this is sufficient? Thanks
Jul 31, 2017
fernandez
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Jul 31, 2017
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Chord Mojo will power these great, you don't need more amp than that imho.
Jul 31, 2017
Jackula
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Jul 31, 2017
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Life must be good if you got a mojo straight up :) You can certainly do better on the amp side, but it's a great starting point!
Jul 31, 2017
code9200
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Jul 31, 2017
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Thanks!
Jul 31, 2017
code9200
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Jul 31, 2017
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Which amplifier would you recommend to go separate a budget?
Jul 31, 2017
Jackula
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Jul 31, 2017
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Depends on many factors. Your budget. Your long term goal - are you sticking with the HD6XX for awhile or planning to upgrade forever. What kind of sound you like. How sensitive you are to distortion. For HD6XX a desktop amp from Schiit would do nicely, anything from Valhalla and above will give you plenty of power to play with. Longer term Schiit is not a good idea because their house sound is not suitable for many of the more neutral sounding (mostly high-end) headphones. DAC wise, just use your Mojo's line-out function, it will last you many years to come :)
Jul 31, 2017
code9200
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Aug 1, 2017
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I hope in the future to buy a HD800 or equivalent
Aug 1, 2017
Jackula
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Aug 1, 2017
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Ok, so the HD800 (the non-S version) would scale superbly with a high-end setup. To get the most out of them you will be spending about $2-3k+ on DAC and amp. I'd say your Mojo will be alright for a HD800 in the interim, but amp wise they work best on high-end class A tube amps, especially OTL. Many people say the HD800 has a harsh treble, which I don't agree with, but they do sound harsh on a Schiit. If I was to recommend an amp for the HD800 I would recommend the Woo Audio WA2. Personally I went with a Woo Audio WA6SE for mine, that is because I have multiple headphones I listen to and the WA6SE is faster, neutral and has better power delivery across the range.
Aug 1, 2017
code9200
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Dec 12, 2017
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Thansk for your suggestions, You consider a Woo WA7 a good alternative?
Dec 12, 2017
Jackula
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Dec 12, 2017
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For the HD6XX? Yes they will be great. For the HD800 I feel they will be a bit too bright.
Dec 12, 2017
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