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hi will i need an amp for these? also if i do could you recommend me one for under $150
Probably not if you own a phone like the LG V20/V30
the LGV phones dont have a built in amp that i am aware of.. the theory behind this 150ohm hd700/660/58X driver is that you can play them from a mobile device if need be without an amp. for best sound, amplification is required.
Interesting. When i was shopping for a phone i couldnt confirm the v30 had an amp and ended up getting the pixel 2 XL..which im not too upset about lol.
For sure the Pixel 2 XL is a good phone :)
Seriously? That's the hype with the V20/30...the DAC and the amp. WAAAAAY better sounding phones than the pixel2.
they hype the shit out of the dac, but a dac itself was not enough to sway me to the v30. With the included amp that i dont really see much online about other then the linked article above, then it probably could of swayed my decision with the help of a hefty discount. honestly it would of taken alot for me to deal with LG software for 12-18 months. I stopped rooting phones 2-3 generations ago and cant root my work phone so i go with the best software, which naturally is google products. my last 4 phones were nexus 5, nexus 6p, LG G6, and pixel 2. the LG was a painful reminder how much i hate modified android devices. i probably could of gotten convinced again with the dac/amp + 200$ off though..lol as it sits now still full price on t mobile, im loving my P2xl.
I heard a lot about that amp too, but I hear you. (pun intended). What's the use of having a great DAC without a good amp? I got a killer deal ($399) on an unlocked 'international' version V20 and run with Nova. The first phone in (ever) that I have not wanted to root, though I did unlock the bootloader. The s/w is as close to stock android as it gets. Sure, you're not gonna get the updates as soon as the pixel...if at all, but the hype was legit. Zero complaints with the s/w and I'm a major s/w complainer.