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superduperpupper
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Sep 11, 2018
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What is a good budget amp to pair with this?
Sep 11, 2018
Cactu
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Sep 13, 2018
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ColFezz
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Sep 13, 2018
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Micca OriGen+
Sep 13, 2018
mattris
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Sep 14, 2018
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The Micca Origen+ is only useful for its optical digital in/out. After a direct comparison, I can confirm that the FiiO Q1 mkII DAC/amp sounds noticeably better, with a more detailed presentation and wider sound-stage. Micca no longer sells the Origen+... only the G2 model. But with a ~$100 budget, I highly advise getting the FiiO Q1 mkII instead.
The FiiO unit has other advantages over the Micca: truly portable (internal battery), Apple iOS certified (cable included), analog input, smaller size (flat for pocket use), bass boost switch, and $10 cheaper. In addition, the FiiO has a 2.5mm balanced-out, which provides more power and better channel separation compared to the included standard headphone jack. Though, you will have to get another cable compatible with Sennheiser headphones. No other inexpensive DAC/amp in the world can match these features and sound quality. Get it and enjoy!
Sep 14, 2018
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