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Best option to portable power these things in the $100 range preferably from iPhone????? Any help is greatly appreciated! I just don’t have the money to drop on a super nice setup at the moment but want to hear a decent amount of what these headphones have to offer
thanks so muchtyesquire
I'm not sure if there's a portable option that will drive these perfectly, but in your budget, the Fiio Q1 Mark II is a decent mini amp/dac, with a hi/lo gain switch, a built in batter, and MFI certification. Z Reviews on Youtube mentioned it was powerful enough to drive his HD660s but those are about half the impedance of the 6XX's, so your mileage may vary.
But the Q1 Mark II is a decent little piece of gear IMO, and can drive all my current headphones on Lo-Gain (they're all below 50 Ohms tho), so yeah. Take that as you will and good luck
The Fiio A5 would power these well for a budget option. New it's closer to $130 but can be had for about $100 for open box or even less used.
They actually sound pretty good straight out of my iPhone 7. I use them mostly with an Audioengine D1, but I also tried them out with my iPhone and I wasn't disappointed. One of the reviews I read that encouraged me to get the 6xx was from one YouTube reviewer who said one of the things he loved about his 6xx was that it was one of his few headphones that sounded fine with his iPhone.