Budget Amp/DAC for K7XX
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I've looked at the 02 amp as well as schiit products, but does anyone have any recommendations for a budget amp/dac/combo for the AKG K7XX? Maybe products that show up on Massdrop from time to time? Trying to stay under $250 for the combo or less (if possible)
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Giles
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Sep 30, 2016
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If you're looking for something that's excellent quality for a very economical price the Schiit Fulla is a great option for $79 on their website. If you Spend a little more you can pick up the Micca OriGen+ for around $110 on Amazon which is another great DAC/amp combo. Closer to the top of your price range at $200 you can pick up the schiit modi and magni 2 (keep in mind that you will have to buy your own RCA and USB cables). I personally have been have been using the modi 2 uber and Vali 2 for daily listening and haven't had any issues with build quality or sound quality and I doubt that'll be any different for the modi and magni 2 or Fulla. My Schiit stack has had no trouble driving all of my high impedance and planar magnetic headphones even on low gain. I hope this helps you in your search for a budget DAC/ amp.
Sep 30, 2016
Waah
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Sep 27, 2016
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Micca Origen+ if you're looking for a more compact solution. I like the Schiit stack though.
Sep 27, 2016
Tman450
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Sep 27, 2016
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I originally got the DACport. It worked great, until the headphone jack broke 3 months in. (I was very gentle) Massdrop couldn't source a replacement so sent me a refund. I immediately purchased the Modi/Magni 2 combo. It feels significantly sturdier, and the amp has more power and headroom for future use.
Sep 27, 2016
WildChinoise
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Sep 26, 2016
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I think that the TEAC UD301 that is being dropped right now, would work out pretty well for you.
Sep 26, 2016
Heefty
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Sep 26, 2016
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Sennheiser doesn't make the K7XX, but I'll still second the CEntrance DACPort Slim. If I had the choice between it and the O2+ODAC combo I'd take the O2+ODAC so I have more room to expand though.
Sep 26, 2016
MSQRD
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Sep 26, 2016
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Oops! Totally didn't notice that slip up, thanks! and thanks for the input.
Sep 26, 2016
MassEDU
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Sep 26, 2016
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The CEntrance DACport Slim sold on here ain't a bad option.
Sep 26, 2016