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I am currently looking out for a new headphone with a price limit of 200 $. As a closed back headphone I have the Audiotechnica ATH- M50X in mind and also the Sennheiser HD598CS. But I prefer the sound of open back headphones despite the disadvantages an open- back design has. As a open- back headphone I would definitely say that I prefer the Sennheiser HD6XX over anything else. But I only have 200$ and no amp. I would buy an amp some time later but I wanted to ask if my Samsung Galaxy S6 can drive those 300 ohm Headphones. Different sources on the internet have different statements. Linus from LinusTechTips says they run well on his iPhone, other Youtubers state you need an amp.
I thought this community of audio enthusiasts and audiophiles could help me.
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ElectronicVices
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Aug 14, 2018
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The LG V series is the only phone(s) I've found that can drive the HD6 series headphones well. This includes Samsung Galaxy, iPhone & HTC.
Aug 14, 2018
damien_chung
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Aug 14, 2018
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Yes. It is preferable to drive 300ohm headphones with a dedicated external amp, as this provides sufficient power to run the headphones at its full potential. It is best if you save up and get a headphone amp first. Xduoo makes pretty decent Headphone amp for the price.
Aug 14, 2018
adamjems
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Aug 14, 2018
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i love Bluetooth headphones .They are just to awesome .first thing is you are free you need not to care about wires.i can dance in loud music wearing my Lenovo wireless headphones.for support related to any lenovo device - https://lenovosupport.org/lenovo-support-number/
Aug 14, 2018
malvinvnv
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Apr 17, 2017
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Well, to put it shortly, you can sort of drive them but it'll take a lot of power to produce an acceptable amount of sound. Getting the headphones first is never an issue though, since you can easily save up a bit and get the Fiio E10K which is quite a decent DAC/amp combo. Or, if you save up more you can perhaps get a mobile DAC/amp combo for easier transport. I personally use the Oppo HA-2 SE and I'm pretty satisfied with it honestly (although to be frank, they're kinda expensive
I shan't give any other recommendations, however, since you're comfortable with Senn's sound sig. while you can get the HE350, SR80 for the budget, you probably won't be satisfied with the sound. I heard they can be harsh
Apr 17, 2017
MXRC
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Apr 17, 2017
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The Hifiman HE350 are on drop for $99. They can be powered by iPhone. I have a pair of DT880 Manufaktur tha tare 600ohm and my phone runs them really well, albeit 2 clicks below max volume haha.
If anything, get an in-line AMP/DAC for your Android. Like the Nexum Aqua or Cozoy. You'll be able to power any headphone at the expense of draining your phone's battery.
Apr 17, 2017
abyss98
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Dec 26, 2016
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Get your self a Grado SR225e, Probably the best sound quality head phones for what your doing at that price range!
Dec 26, 2016
Domani47
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Dec 26, 2016
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I think if I can get the 6XX I'll get them and if not the HD598 or audiotechnica will do the job
Dec 26, 2016
Dubharmonic
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Dec 25, 2016
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You'll get sound but the HD-6XX won't show you its true colors without a better amp. This headphone is known to scale up well!
Dec 25, 2016
Domani47
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Dec 26, 2016
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arent those on ear headphones?
Dec 26, 2016
Dubharmonic
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Dec 26, 2016
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They are out of the box, but it's easy to switch to over ear cups.
Dec 26, 2016
Domani47
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Dec 25, 2016
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I live in Germany so buying off mass drop isn't that great
Dec 25, 2016
BARBRO
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Dec 25, 2016
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Philips shp 9500 and u dont really need an amp.
Dec 25, 2016
BARBRO
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Dec 25, 2016
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826138190 I dont know where you live but its cheaper to order from Us even if you live in Eu .. They are 120 euro here for some reason.. i would still pay that though.
Dec 25, 2016
Sip_Fo
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Apr 17, 2017
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There are good, I got mine for 75 usd. No amp needed, can run off a phone and unbelievably comfortable
Apr 17, 2017