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Pious_Slayer
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Jul 22, 2018
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I am going to be buying a pair of these tomorrow, I am looking for an Amp and Dac. What is the best pair/combo I can get for under $250? I am considering the Modi 2/Magni 3 stack, are there any better dacs/amps in my price range for this headset?
Jul 22, 2018
RT.1128
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Jul 22, 2018
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I use Schiit Asgard 2 and recently Jotunheim with multibit USB. I've already ordered the balanced cables to work with the HD6xx's. I'd recommend getting Jotunheim as the Mani Magni are limited.
Jul 22, 2018
Pious_Slayer
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Jul 22, 2018
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I am curious about my motherboard and if it can power these headphones until I can save up for a better dac/amp? I have a Gigabyte Gaming G1 Z170 (revision 1.0) board: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z170X-Gaming-G1-rev-10#ov
These are listed in the specifications of my motherboard: https://www.njr.com/semicon/PDF/NJM2114_E.pdf http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/opa2134.pdf
I used a headphone power calculator and used the 650's as reference...: http://www.digizoid.com/power.php Resource for info regarding the 650's: https://reference-audio-analyzer.pro/en/report/hp/sennheiser-hd-650.php
Jul 22, 2018
Toothless_Snake
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Jul 22, 2018
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Motherboard powering 300ohm headphones sounds questionable
Jul 22, 2018
Pious_Slayer
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Jul 22, 2018
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Idk, that's why I'm asking. I am new to these types of things. :D
Jul 22, 2018
RT.1128
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Jul 22, 2018
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My rule of thumb is PC or Apple have inexpensive DAC chips and a 3.5 Audio jack intended for Buds. A DAC/Amp be is built to drive 300 ohm phones with the clarity you would expect a digital file to have. Perhaps you'll be happy without a DAC/Amp.
Jul 22, 2018
Pious_Slayer
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Jul 22, 2018
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I will eventually get a DAC/Amp.
Jul 22, 2018
rastus
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Jul 24, 2018
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Put a MUSES02 op-amp in your MOB until you get an external DAC/amp, to better the SQ out of the headphone jack. Buy from a source like digikey, too many fakes on eBay etc. https://www.njr.com/MUSES/series/MUSES02.html
Jul 24, 2018
raansire7
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Jul 24, 2018
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If you can spring for the Modi Multibit, do it and never look back. Why? To my ear, it just sounds better. More real. More holographic. It simply sounds right. I don't regret it one bit. With my Asgard 2, it's a match made in audio paradise.
I was going to get a Magni 3 for my bedside setup, but opted for the less brute Vali 2 just to try the hybrid tube sound. It sounds fantastic, and runs my 600 ohm beyers on low gain with plenty of volume knob left. High gain is too much. But seriously, the Mimby sounds proper, like...more musical, more alive. Hard to explain. Everything else I own sounds like they lack what the Mimby has. I can attest that the "megacomboburrito" time-frequency domain filter Mike Moffat invented for his Multibit babies is not a gimmick, but it actually makes music sound more like music. God bless!
Jul 24, 2018
Heavyboxer
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Jul 24, 2018
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Spend a little more and get an Audio-gd R2R-11.
I have the Modi multibit + magni 3 stack (with loki eq) but the R2R-11 is great not just for the 6xx but also for your future planar headphones that you will buy, now that you've been introduced to this wicked world of headphone audio and everyone will convince you to get one and your curiosity will click on that join drop on a planar can.
Yes, me an addict.
Jul 24, 2018
raansire7
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Jul 24, 2018
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I've been reading about the R2R-11 from Audio-gd and it seems interesting. The company also has a good philosophy, but still...I'm hesitant to bite the bullet. How is it? Does it sound good?
Jul 24, 2018
Heavyboxer
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Jul 24, 2018
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I am really impressed with it so far. My 4xx was a bit of a disappointment when pushed using my mimby magni 3 stack (horrid on lil dot mk2).
I was about to retire it on my wall of "not impressed"but decided to purchase the R2R-11 as last chance for the 4xx. It makes the 4xx sing, and have been using the 4xx than the 6xx after the R2R-11 arrived.
I plan to play with the "warm" jumper settings in a few weeks, after the burn in term, prescribed by kingwa himself.
Jul 24, 2018
Jackula
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Jul 25, 2018
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Audio-GD amps operate in current mode, which can keep up with the demands of a planar better than a voltage mode amps like the Magni. They're no slouch with dynamics like the 6XX but can make the bass sound a bit warm.
Jul 25, 2018
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