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  1. K

    Seeking DAC / AMP combo suggestions, please!

    Hi guys! I’m completely new to the audiophile world and just purchased a pair of HD650’s. I’ve found myself getting lost in a sea of varying opinions / reviews on how to optimally drive them. I’d deeply appreciate all advice and suggestions for a DAC / AMP combo - either all in one or...
  2. egglol

    AMP and DAC for my setup

    (no longer necessary, delete please thanks.)
  3. imGamba

    Focal Elear DAC recommendation

    Hi! I recently bought an Elear headphone but I'm quite lost in the amp/dac's world... I know there are from 50 to thousands of dollars, but currently, my budget is very limited. Also, I know there are differences in the dac's type of sound, I want simply to enjoy music without spending another...
  4. S

    Connecting Unbalanced DAC to Balanced Amp

    Hey all, I have a (noob) question about connecting my soon-to-arrive gear. I have a Topping D10 DAC with RCA outputs and will soon have a Cayin iHA-6 amp. If I connect the amp and DAC using an RCA cable with no balanced adapter, will I be able to use the balanced outputs of the amp or will I...
  5. orchardaudio

    BOSC - HiFi Monoblock Class-D Amp

    Currently Under Development Preliminary Specifications: Gain: 16.8dB or 6.92 (For 8 and 6Ω speakers) Gain: 13.8dB or 4.89 (For 4 and 3Ω speakers) Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 121dB (A-weighted) Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.0003% (-110dB) @ 7W Frequency Response: DC - 60kHz Sensitivity...
  6. V

    Which small, inconspicuous USB DAC/AMP for IEMs in the <100 USD range?

    I'm trying to find a small headphone amp, that has to drive Chi Fi IEMs atm like the KZ ZS10 Pro or the BGVP DM6 I both own. It doens't have to be battery drivable, I'd just want it to do proper USB DACcing to Windows 10 PCs with no hiss if possible. I'm not sure if 24bits/96kHz or so are needed...
  7. M

    Audio Interface vs DAC + Amp or Combo

    I'm completely new to the idea of using a DAC + Amp or Combo when I'm not in my home studio with my Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt interface. I had just been using my 2019 MacBook Pro laptop's headphone out when someone suggested I look into a DAC & Amp. My headphones are OPPO PM-3 with an upgraded...
  8. darmanastartes

    New Aune S6 Pro

    I saw someone on Reddit post this morning that they'd gotten this DAC/AMP, which was the first I'd heard of it. Searching Aliexpress lead me to these...
  9. manager09

    Need recommendations for Amp + Dac or combo - $150

    I want to purchase an amplifier + a dac or a combo device to power my DT990 Pro's. I made a few different decisions during the past 2-3 months until I discovered that these options are not so good. For example, I've thought about getting a topping d10 +a bravo v2, xduoo ta-01, fx-audio dac-x6...
  10. F

    Want to keep my DACs sound but use external AMP for better bass response, possible?

    Hi all, So the challenge is this. I want to keep sound coming from my DAC (LG G5 smartphone) which I like alot, except it does not do bass well (I am aware of equalizers, but they don't do the job well). Is there a hardware combo for portable use that will let you keep the DACs sound but...
  11. Z

    Request for amp + dac combinations for HD800S

    Hi all, I've been bouncing from community to community, and I'm glad I stumbled to this website after getting some recommendations for audio-gd on headfi. I'm very new to the audiophile world (2 weeks old) and I'm looking to pick a dac and amp to maximize the headphones I just bought (HD800S)...
  12. C

    Can you connect powered speakers to a dac + amp ( Topping MX3 ) ?

    Hello everyone! First time poster here, I've been lurking this forum for the past few months and am a big fan of this forum's objective and friendly environment [many thanks to Amir] I'm sure a few people are in a similar situation as I am, so help would be greatly appreciated! Primary...
  13. L

    Headphone amp recommendations

    Hello, I'm new here, sorry for any dumb or noob question. I've been told to ask here for some recommendations about a good budget dac /amp, desktop or portable (better), able to drive a pair of 200ohm headphones, specifically the Audeze Lcd-4 Can you guys give me some help? Budget is around...
  14. karadoulis

    Budget AMP Recommendations

    Hello, I am new here, Sorry for bothering you I need opinions about AMPs. I was wondering if you guys can help me choose a budget AMP for my headphones https://en-uk.sennheiser.com/momentum-headphones-in-ear and also Audio Technica ATH-M40x. After a lot of reading, I bought the HIFIMEDIY...
  15. L

    Best DAC around $100?

    Source audio is from USB, playing Tidal Hi-Fi/Master tracks. Stuck between the Topping D30, Modi 3, and Khadas toneboard. I did read read the reviews by @amirm but I don't feel I was smart enough to really compare cause I wasn't able to really come to a conclusion ;') (lots of graphs and what...
  16. D

    Overview of Massdrop THX AAA 789 Amp

    I finally got my THX AAA 789 from massdrop. I decided to record my experience down before I forget. The THX amp came in a hard cardboard box, with very well packaged hard foam inside to hold the amp. After setting the amp up, the first thing I noticed is that the DC power plug (the connector...
  17. A

    How on earth do I connect a AMP to a DAC

    So I just got the massdrop thx 789 amp which I am plan to connect to the SMSL SU-8 DAC for a balanced connection. However I am completely lost at how to connect it. So do I have to use a dual XLR female to dual RCA cable to connect it? By plugging the dual XLR female to the SMSL SU-8 then the...
  18. T

    Amp for topping d10

    Hey guys, Im in Hong Kong right now and am looking for a dac amp system to power my he-400is, m50xs, kinera iduns and ath-ls200s. I was looking at the fx audio x6 but was turned away by it's poor measurements. So now i am trying to find a dac amp. The topping d10 seems like a good option but...
  19. S

    Rme ADI 2 into HPA4, non balanced to balanced?

    What are the pros and cons of using a single dac versus a balanced design. Considering it is feeding into balanced topology to a balanced headphone with my benchmark hpa4... It's the only thing in my chain that is not balanced. Is this fine? I considered implementation to be more important. But...
  20. L

    Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amplifier

    Hi guys, Does anyone have any experience with this DAC/amp ? https://www.klipsch.com/products/heritage-headphone-amplifier#product-specs Balanced XLR-4 525mW into 16Ω 1440mW into 32Ω 1050mW into 150Ω 540mW into 300Ω 270mW into 600Ω Unbalanced 1/4” 810mW into 16Ω 940mW into 32Ω 270mW into 150Ω...
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