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Recommend AMP / DAC for the HD 6XX

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Does anyone have a suggested AMP / DAC for the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX?

Thanks everyone for the suggestions, after review I ended up getting the Schiit Modi 2 and Vali 2!
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WordsandMusic
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Aug 2, 2021
Your post is almost 5 years old so I assume you have something by now. But...for the sake of conversation, this is the one I landed on. It's tremendous. https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=24459
gcimmarrusti
0
Aug 1, 2021
I have the same headphones. I went with the iFi signature Zen DAC and iFi Signature Can Headphone amp. The perfect combination for the HD 6XX. There is a button to push on the headphone amp specifically made for the HD 6XX to bring out the bass and smooth highs. They were meant for each other, and I am extremely pleased with the combination.
tfcheung
39
May 11, 2021
I use asus xonar essence one
Ixtayul
22
Feb 11, 2021
Nice choice. The 6xx love tubes.
Popeskill
1
Feb 11, 2021
Would these be better than my HD598's?
Buckaboo
137
May 10, 2021
Keep the 598’s. I prefer it to the HD6XX
Absolutely. Especially if you have a decent amp. These scale like crazy, they easily outclass something like a sundara when you pair it with the right amp
Lvyper876
6
Feb 10, 2021
I have a schiit Hel, it’s really good when I’m gaming, when I want to just play games without a mic and listening to music, I use a Schiit magni +3 with Schiit Modi, I find it gives great sound esp for the price point. I think either are great, with Magni/modi better sound experience I think but can’t go wrong with Hel for gaming or streaming also
Lvyper876
6
Mar 17, 2021
If you’d want to get a mod mic wireless then I’d go the magni/modi stack. If you want a mic, either go the Hel with a wired mod mic. With the Hel, it can drive the 6xx no problem and you have the freedom of adding the mic. If you want, you could also get a blue yeti and go with the Schiit magni/modi for better sound IMO.
Lvyper876
6
Mar 17, 2021
ANY amp/Dac would be good for the footsteps etc....depends on how you EQ the sound in software also.
pdamien
0
Dec 3, 2020
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) ===> Optical 3.5mm to SPIDIF ===> Prozor DAC ===> RCA to XLR Balanced input ===> Loxjie p20 ====> Balanced out ===> HD 6XX I start with optical to completely eliminate noise/hiss, and using the balanced input/output on P20 the sound is just amazing.
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Abraham_Heir
2
Nov 28, 2020
did anyone tried Xduoo XD-05Basic for the 6xx? what is your opinion about the amp in general? and yours on it with the headphone? *sorry not an english speaker
mhvu
85
Feb 12, 2021
I have that. It's pretty good and the bass boost option is nice
Abraham_Heir
2
Feb 12, 2021
I already bought it but thanks XD I'm using it as a desktop amp. yeah the amp does a good job powering it. my only problem is that it doesn't have enough space between high volume and low volume but it is not actually a problem so...
Chuckstrut
5
Nov 25, 2020
I am undersided between the THX AAA ONE Linear currently at $199 or the AAA™ 789 Linear Amplifier for $250 this is a black friday week. The ONE linear has a bit more single ended power 275 mW at 300 Ohms and the 789 200 mW 300 ohms. I don't own a Balanced cable for the HD6xx and from what I understand "true" balanced is not really popular anyway. Topping L30 280 mW, 300 ohms lower price.
Retiredcorgi
3
Nov 16, 2020
I use the Schiit Magni and Modi
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