What is the best amp (or amp/dac) to pair with the HD6XX?
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Ixtayul
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Oct 5, 2019
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my 6xx work great with both the Dark Voice 336SSE and OPPO HA-1. And especially using the oppo as a dac to feed the dark voice.
Oct 5, 2019
Reedo
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Oct 4, 2019
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I think it depends on your budget and source - you can power these headphones off of a phone or your computer motherboard if you want, although they'll get louder off of a good amp, and sound different/interesting off of a good tube amp. Generally, the priority ranking is headphones>amp>DAC. Some decent starter amps include the JDS Atom, Schiit Magni 3, or Monoprice Liquid Spark, while decent starter DACs include the Topping D10/D30, JDS OL DAC, or Khadas Tone Board. I use my HD6XX with a Topping D10 feeding a JDS Atom and a Cavalli Tube Hybrid, and I enjoy both setups immensely.
Oct 4, 2019
jgp1212
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Oct 4, 2019
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Paired with theThx 789 or aune x7s, these headphones sound fantastic.
Oct 4, 2019
OMan
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Oct 4, 2019
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PS Audio Sprout combines beautifully with these headphones. Massdrop Liquid Carbon sounds good, but it does not have enough power. They get load enough, but sometimes you want loader.
Oct 4, 2019
Z0d1Ac
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Oct 3, 2019
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I too would recommend the darkvoice 336se for the 6xx headphones. You can also upgrade the tubes for a different sound. Any separate dac will do. As for solid state amp if you want the best for under $500 and need portable I really like my chord mojo. Of course you can spend a lot cheaper and get something like a topping nx4. As for desktop the massdrop 789 is a good choice to pair with their balanced sdac or spend less and get a jds labs atom with a topping d10.
Oct 3, 2019
OMan
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Oct 4, 2019
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Chord Mojo is a good amp for these headphones. As a matter of fact, it is the only amp that I have that can drive them all the way.
Oct 4, 2019
Manbear
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Oct 3, 2019
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If you’re handy with a soldering iron, it’s worth picking up a Bottlehead Crack with the Speedball upgrade. The pair has been a great match for years and it is still one of my favorite setups.
Oct 3, 2019
Waves333
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Oct 3, 2019
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The Darkvoice 336SE. It's like this amp was made for the HD6XX.
Oct 3, 2019
Radar1611
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Oct 3, 2019
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@work I use an iFi Nano Black Label DAC/Amp which can unfold MQA music files and it sounds amazing with my HD6XX cans. @home I use a tube amp which also has a sweet warmth thru the 6XXs
Oct 3, 2019
RichieCunningham
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Oct 3, 2019
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They go well with my Modi/Magni Schiit stack
Oct 3, 2019
KristianN
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Oct 3, 2019
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Try an OTL tube amp like Darkvoice or La Figaro 339.
Oct 3, 2019
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