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What AMP to choose for my K7xx or do I need one?

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I have just bought a pair of K7xx headphones and was wondering do I need an amp for it? If so which amp would work well that not to expensive ( about $100 or less, but I can go as high as $150 though I'd rather not). I'm not very good with audio things and really don't wanna take a lot of time to learn it. Just kind of wanna plug and go if you will. Also from what I gathered from watching some youtube videos is that I don't need an DAC, but I could be very wrong.
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dcha12
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May 1, 2020
You technically have an amp for them already. They're on your motherboard/phone. Without an amp, there'd be no sound. Same for DACs; anyone who says you don't need a DAC doesn't understand what a DAC is, or has such a crappy audio system in place that they can't hear the difference (I've seen this happen with really expensive stuff too, where someone tried to audition DACs with a crap headphone that was $$$$$). If you want to stay cheap, just buy a Schiit Fulla 3 (may require purchase of 1/4" to 3.5 mm converter). It's not bad and will give you an idea of what good audio systems can do for you (and it's more than "good enough" IMHO).
MrBeardyMcBeard
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Apr 24, 2020
Look up the impedance of the headphones first. I have a fiio e10k which are great for 150ohms and I'm waiting to get my 6xx which are 300 ohms so got a fiio 5k pro. From reading reviews the 5k pro is almost as good as the schiit stack and about half the price. The e10k is a fraction of the size and usb powered whereas the 5k pro is much bigger and mains powered.
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Apr 23, 2020
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