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Jaime510
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Aug 8, 2018
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Got mine the other day. I'm in California. Never owned anything like this before. Quite the difference just hooked up to my pc running off my onboard sound. Thinking of getting some kind of headphone amp but not sure what to get. Maybe I don't need to if I primary use for gaming and some music?
Aug 8, 2018
chucktdriscoll
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Aug 8, 2018
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You'll almost certainly notice an improvement with a more powerful amp. Depending on the DAC chip in your PC, a better DAC may also yield a decent boost in quality (most motherboards use very low quality DACs).
Aug 8, 2018
Jaime510
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Aug 8, 2018
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do you recommend any headphone amps that don't break the bank? I found FiiO E10k. Got a decent amount of good reviews, but is that enough to notice a difference with these headphones?
Aug 8, 2018
chucktdriscoll
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Aug 9, 2018
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Eh, there are a lot of things to consider when searching for the right one. Do you need just an amp, or are you looking for a DAC/amp combo? What features are most critical to you? Do you want something battery powered/portable, or do you want a desktop setup? What source are you using (do you need something that'll connect to an iPhone or Android phone, or a PC, or something else)? And what kind of budget are you working with? For the ~$100 price range, the Schiit Fulla 2 is a nice DAC/amp combo, or if you want smaller, the Dragonfly Black is pretty good. If you're doing a desktop setup and can afford a bit more, the Schiit stack (Magni 3 and Modi 2) for ~$200 is a great starter setup (and makes future upgrades easier as you can replace the DAC and amp separately with ease).
Aug 9, 2018
mikehoopes
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Aug 12, 2018
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You do want an amp. I recommended a couple good entry-level ones above: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx/talk/2168320
Aug 12, 2018
mikehoopes
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Aug 12, 2018
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You will notice a difference with the E10K, as long as it gets enough power. 100 mA is not enough. You’ll want to connect it to a powered hub, two USB jacks, or a USB-C/microB.
The Schiit Magni 3 is a better amp, and personally would skip the Modi DAC and go straight from the PC analog output to the amp. Some motherboard DACs are pretty well-implemented.
Aug 12, 2018
battistotti
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Aug 13, 2018
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I will send here my thoughts about this cans with my xonar DG sound card. It can drive 150 ohms, so I'll see if it can handle the 6xx or if I need a better amp.
Aug 13, 2018
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