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oManwell
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Mar 12, 2018
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Hello,
I'm very new to this so I have no clue what type of dac/amp will work best with these headphones. Can anyone recommend me an affordable dac/amp?
I will be receiving my headphones next week but from what I've read, plugging them straight into a PC won't be enough for what these headphones have to offer. Any help is appreciated.
Thank you.
Mar 12, 2018
ScubaManLakeHuron
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Mar 12, 2018
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Hi. If you live in North America, or Western Europe, would you consider a headphone amp and/or DAC from Schiit Audio? Don’t let their screwball company fool you. I purchased their Modi DAC & Magni3 headphone amp. <$500 CDN. No regrets. Just my 2 cents...
Mar 12, 2018
Berlo
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Mar 12, 2018
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Apparently the odac from mayflower is pretty good, also the schiit stack and nfb-11, it all depends on what type of music you listen to and the price point
Mar 12, 2018
Oakbing
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Mar 12, 2018
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http://www.schiit.com/products/jotunheim
This is probably as far as you need to go with a moderate budget. (Disregard if you have more than $5000 to spend) $399 if you have an external dac, $499 if you don't. Well worth the money, get one and you don't have to worry about buying other gears for your cans for a long while.
Mar 12, 2018
jkittlesen
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Mar 12, 2018
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Emotiva A100
Mar 12, 2018
Gronk
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Mar 13, 2018
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If you have space in your PC, get the Sound Blaster AE-5 sound card. That can drive up to 600Ohm. The downside is the Creative driver are buggy if your not running windows 10. If you dont want a sound card Schiit seems a good choice.
Mar 13, 2018
oManwell
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Mar 23, 2018
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What does the module and tubes mean? and how does it affect the system? Thanks for the input btw, will be getting the Lyr3.
Mar 23, 2018
Oakbing
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Mar 23, 2018
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Lyr 3 Is a tube amp, the multibit DAC module is in case you need an external dac. Both are needed to play music out of your headphones. Lyr3 is a good choice, though still new, not sure how it synergizes with the 6XX to be honest. Assuming similar to Lyr2 then it'll be pretty warm.
Mar 23, 2018
bhigh
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Mar 24, 2018
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You can use the Massdrop O2 amplifier with your PC. It's $95 and does an excellent job.
You will have better results with a dedicated DAC, but it's not strictly necessary.
Mar 24, 2018
ScubaManLakeHuron
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Mar 24, 2018
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Hi. You might be surprised. Plug it in on your PC’s rear ports. I understand your concern, though. For best “detail”, an external amp (or a properly rated sound card) is ideal. I’m spoiled... my Magni3 headphone amplifier (while it has a dinky volume knob) will easily power (esp with detail) your HD6xx cans. Congratulations on your upcoming shipment. I’m having to wait until mid August!
Mar 24, 2018
ScubaManLakeHuron
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Mar 24, 2018
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A Lyr?! Holy carp. Those cans are going to sound fantastic!
Mar 24, 2018
ScubaManLakeHuron
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Mar 24, 2018
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While I gave up on sound cards, and went the little little-Schiit-aluminum-external-DAC/amp-box route, I think Cards still have a place in the market.
Mar 24, 2018
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