Headphone + AMP/DAC - Can someone give me a recommendation?
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Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I would like some help on finding a pair of headphones and AMP/DAC. I would like open-back headphones (i already own a pair of ATH M50x working just phine but like 8-10 years old and i dont have any DAC or AMP) and i have 500 € budget approximately. I looked many reviews and at the moments my preferences are Hifiman Sundara, Sigva Phoenix, Sennheiser HD6xx or HD660s (wich are at the moment at 330 € on amazon) and maybe AKG k712 pro. I also have in my mind the Topping DX3 Pro and Xduoo XD-5 Plus. Those are very differente, xduoo is portable, and i dont really care about if its portable or not. What would you recommend to me? Are this good options? Thank your very much for the help.
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ASDJKE99
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Oct 26, 2020
My personal recommendation would be to go for a HD 6XX with the modi/magni combo as a dac/amp. It's a lot of people go to when they recommend a headphone and dac/amp to someone that's newer to audiophile. For choosing a headphone it really depends on what you want in them. If you're looking sound great soundstage and imaging then I would probably look else where because the 6XX does not do either very well but if you're looking for a great pair of headphones that are pleasing to listen to, preform well above their price, and are comfortable then the 6xx is a good pick. The 6xx's bass is also decent but it's by no means a headphone that's for baseheads. Like I said before, it really depends what you're looking for in the headphones.
BoogeyMan
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Oct 23, 2020
I currently have the Sundara, they have amazing and clear sound. The Sivga Phoenix are supposed to have a similar sound signature, not sure, I don't have those. The Sennheisers you're mentioning have different sound so it's better if we know what kind do you prefer. Sorry, I forgot about the DAC/Amp... I love Shiit, the Magni 3 and Modi are a great combo I have those and in the future if you want to expand or upgrade is easier than having all together. Edited: Added DAC/Amp recommendation
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BoogeyMan
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Oct 23, 2020
I edited my original response but here you have: I love Shiit, the Magni 3 and Modi are a great combo I have those and in the future if you want to expand or upgrade is easier than having all together. Edited: Added DAC/Amp recommendation
RubenPLB
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Oct 23, 2020
The upgrade option was something i didn't consider, it's also a good point. Than you a lot for your help!