Fiio X7 MK II with AM3D + Q5S or Magni 3+ for HD 6XX ?
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I have a Fiio X7 MK II with AM3D amp Module. I am trying to drive an HD 6XX but it barely manages to drive the 6XX and the headphone really doesn't open up properly with this setup. Please recommend an AMP I can use to retain the AM3D's THX linearity but with more power to drive the 6XX. Magni 3 and O2 are the most budget friendly options vastly recommenced in almost all the online forums for HD 6XX. I also wanted to consider Q5S becuase, i can attach my AM3D to the Q5S and use the stock AMP module to the X7 MK II but I am not sure if this will be enough power to drive HD 6XX to its full potential. And also I am not sure if this will sound as good or better than just adding the Magni 3 at the end. I am open to loop into other amps also. but my basic requirement is to make the HD 6XX work fully with x7 MK2 internal DAC + AM3D. Summary: X7 MK II + AM3D + MAGNI 3 / O2 + HD 6XX or X7 MK II + AM3A + Q5S + AM3D + HD 6XX or X7 MK II + {some other AMP costing less than the MOJO}+ HD 6XX Please help.
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rfinkle2
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Jul 3, 2020
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Just saw this am that Drop is making a hd6xx specific zen dac / amp for $250. IMO, the Zen Dac sounds great. I barely use my shchitt stack any longer. xudoo xd05 plus is very powerful too. (great sound as well)
Jul 3, 2020
ritaban
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Jul 3, 2020
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Thanks.. I will check that out.
Jul 3, 2020
Aakshey
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Jul 2, 2020
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Get a Bravo Ocean.
Jul 2, 2020
ritaban
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Jul 2, 2020
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Thanks..
Jul 2, 2020
Aakshey
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Jul 2, 2020
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The Schiit Stack is a good starting point. Magni 3+ and Modi 3. However, personally I would prefer an Ember II + Nobsound TDA1387 NOS DAC. The DAC is just 40 bucks. The amp is closer to 400. This is the setup I use. HD 650 won’t sound that good with most solid state amps. Especially those under USD 2000 or so. Might as well go the hybrid/tube route. Even the Bravo Ocean (USD 100) sounds superb.
Jul 2, 2020
ritaban
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Jul 2, 2020
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Thanks. But I dont want to add a dac. I want to use the Fiio X7 internal dac and add an amplifier to.it to drive 6xx well.
Jul 2, 2020