I'm a new audiophile so please don't get mad at me for asking this dumb questions as people in Facebook are giving me different feedback and I'm very confused.

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I currently own a Hiby R6 Pro which I pair with the Sennheiser 660s. I have just ordered a new Drop+ THX AAA 789 yesterday. Is this all I need to have or I definitely need a separate DAC? I thought the R6 Pro already has a built in DAC and don't require anything else, as the 789 is just for the amplification purpose. I have not yet received the 789 yet since I just ordered it yesterday from Amazon but I would like to get some feedback on this. Thanks in advance.
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rastus
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May 25, 2020
You will need a decent line-out 3.5mm to RCA or XLR between the Hiby and the 789: https://www.amazon.com/Mogami-3-5-2RCA-03-Cable-Gold-Connectors/dp/B01M0I37GU/ If you want to take full advantage of the power headroom that the 789 has, get a ‘balanced’ cable for your 660’s, lots of choices: https://www.moon-audio.com/blue-dragon-headphone-cable-v3.html

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Japan-Made-Balanced-XLR-4Pin-Cable-For-HD545-HD565-HD650-HD600-HD580/291648817598?hash=item43e79fc9be:m:mZeMSnbK3guf6Z9fp4LIoIQ

https://periaptcables.com/products/4-type-4-dual-2-pin-sen-hd-series?variant=13627717255273 drop: https://drop.com/buy/drop-trrs-headphone-cable-for-sennheiser (adapter) https://drop.com/buy/drop-4-pin-xlr-to-trrs-adapter A well written white paper, helps explain some of this crazy stuff, you will enjoy having the power headroom of the 789, though that dap has some nice JRC opamp hardware in it too: https://www.marantz.com/-/media/files/document-master/marantzeu_product_documents/de/white-paper_marantz_dac.pdf










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rastus
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May 25, 2020
Marantz is the author, the paper is a nice reference explaining how this all works, the Marantz hardware is also nice, have not heard the headphone stuff though. Cables will sound great.
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jcgoobee
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May 25, 2020
oh... Got it.. I thought that was the Maranz model that you recommend as the DAC.. I will have a look at the doc today. This will be a good reading material for my Memorial Day holiday as well. Thanks again for pointer. Hope my cheap cables / amp setup will work okay. You know, before having a chance to enjoy the music fed from my Hiby and 660s, I thought my cell phone and Sony xm3 was invincible and now they sound like crap... haha
mindhead1
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May 25, 2020
Sounds like you have everything you need. Enjoy the music.
jcgoobee
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May 25, 2020
Thank very much, will certainly do.