reccomendations for amps for my ath-m50x's?
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im already looking at these guys for my phone to use on the go (https://www.massdrop.com/buy/xduoo-xq-10-portable-amp) and i was wondering if these were good options for my headset or if there was another option was better or not thanks.
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ElChap0
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Aug 18, 2018
Just get a Earstudio ES100 which will convert the ATH M50x into bluetooth and increase volume and sound quality
stacyhhhong
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Jul 7, 2018
Excelvan wireless headphone. 40mm extra bass, excellent sound.
KimcheeKowboy
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Jan 2, 2018
My recommendation for this HP is the Little Dot ii. The only difference is I have the M 50 version, using it with Meridian Director DAC with Schiit Wyrd for clean power. To me it sounds very "organic" and warm.
ridhuankim
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Dec 30, 2017
You dont need an amp but adding an amp to your taste to better enjoy the music you hear is what this hobby is all about.
I had been using fiio e11 (with line out from iphone 3gs) with ath m50 and that was my main portable setup.
Now my ears have opened up and I am no longer happy with e11 so I moved on.
What I would recommend is to get a good dap instead. I have XDuoo X10 and that is already powerful enough for my fostex t50rp and hd6xx. So it certainly is powerful enough and it has that akm4490 dac which sounds wonderful.
You wont need any equalizing.
Horse_Rotorvator
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Nov 26, 2017
You don't really need an amp for those, unless you enjoy damaging your hearing.
ImageX
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Oct 27, 2017
I recommend the Fiio A5 with a portable set up. It’s fantastic with the M50s.
NeenerMan
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May 21, 2017
Don't really need an amp. The Xduo is good but, my volume thing stopped working. I only used the amp for three or four charges, left it alone and the volume wouldn't work past 20%
bravomail
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May 8, 2017
I was hoping people would give you something very specific based on sound signature of M50 and their DAC/Amp. Hmm. I can suggest Hifime Sabre 9018 - it can drive AKG K7XX (which are notoriously hard to drive). It also has a clean pleasant rich sound.
TGoods
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Apr 20, 2017
I actually disagree with most of these posts other than doing the work to root your phone. That being said, I rock one of these bad boys: fiio e17k alpen 2
I run it through 1/8 inch plugs (not USB) and it definitely opens up a whole new world of bass on my M50's. It's kind of a pain to carry around etc. but worth it in my opinion. I have a Iphone 5S and it's a completely different sound on the go with almost any of my headphones using this amp versus no extra dac/amp.
Wkend-warrior
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May 3, 2017
Agree with Valarking...Fiio alpen 2 e17k is a great quality DAC/amp for M50 cans. I have the older M50 not the "x" model, classic sound, wide variety of genres. Just ordered the FIIO K5 to pair up w e17k will let you know when i break it in how it performs
MooTaters
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Oct 29, 2017
I remember hearing ages ago that fiio's tended to color the sound with some emphasis on the bass. I could be remembering wrong, or maybe earlier models did have that problem. Anyways it could also be the phone, I'm sure the vast majority of phones out there assume people will use IEM's, and so they don't put something that powerful in it.
Honestly though I think the only song I remember noticing a difference in on a PMP with my old M50's was Gorillaz's "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach" And that really comes down to the extremely deep bass in that song. And this was probably on my old Zune HD which although not as popular among audiophiles as earlier Zunes, it was still considered to have a decent amp in it.
Klang2
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Mar 21, 2017
SPl Phonitor x
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