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Operalover
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Oct 18, 2018
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I’m a super noob of DAC/amp. So as I searched, I see this headphone has 300ohm(?) so it needs a DAC/amp. I really like this model but I don’t want to spend more money. I have Bose companion 5 and can I use this headphone with this? If not, any recommends for movie, music, gaming on pc?
Oct 18, 2018
Sheyzon
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Oct 23, 2018
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The headphones are working with almost everything but they won't reach their maximum potential so the best you can do is sticking to an amp/dac combo. So it's not that hard to run them loud but the bass and lower mids aren't getting enough juice to work correctly. The headphones demand about 170mW at 300Ohms.
In conclusion it's possible to run them with companion 5 but they won't sound that good espacially the bose is using 16Bit 48000Hz so i wouldn't recommend doing that. You will be better suited with an "Aune X1s anniversary edition" for example (now on drop for 200$).
Oct 23, 2018
ScubaManLakeHuron
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Oct 23, 2018
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Welcome to Massdrop, @Operalover . I’ve learned to focus more money on headphones rather than chasing “the perfect” amp. @Sheyzon is right about the HD6xx being driven on modest (laptop-grade) audio outputs. I wanted generous output reserves and clean, noise-free audio, so I went the external DAC/AMP/analog-tone-control route. The “Aune X1“ looks interesting... YMMV....
Oct 23, 2018
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