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    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
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    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...
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    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)...
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    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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    Amp's tone control vs. software equalizer for a headphone?

    Hello everyone, I have this simple yet technical question: is there a fundamental difference between amp's tone control versus a software equalizer? I do not own an amp, but while searching for information I found that some amps have these knobs where you can control base/mid/treble and even...
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    Amp recommendation for DT 1990 & HD 800(S)!

    Hello, I currently own a DT 990 250 ohm version, but had a chance to listen to DT 1990 and HD 800(S) recently (among many others), and I really liked them. I was able to use HDV 820 amp at that time, and I noticed that the bass became more vivid even at a very low volume, as if the distance...
  17. S

    Rme adi 2 dac

    I'm been looking for a nice amp to pair with my rme adi 2 dac. Is the aune x7s good enough? The only restriction is I want something not too big. It has to be a little wider than the rme. Some help would be greatly appreciated.
  18. S

    Good AMP to Pair with the Topping D50?

    Like the title says, I'm trying to replace my Schiit jotunheim with topping d50 + a new amp. When I turn it to RCA and touch the volume knob I hear noise. I believe I have one of those ******... I mean Schiit jotunheims that have an ungrounded chassis. I need to send it in. I won't have a system...
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    How about the Matrix Mini-i Pro 2/s?

    I see a lot of people favoring the Topping DX7/s but nobody talks about the Matrix Mini-i Pro 2 and the Matrix Mini-i Pro 2S. Just in case people don't know it, it's in the same price range (400-500 us$) but comes with IR remote, bluetooth APTX input, it has balanced XLR outputs, comes with a...
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    For Sale: Kemper Profiler Rack Guitar Amp System, Profiling Amplifier

    Kemper profiling amplifier is one of the greatest newer technologies to exist in the realm of a multitude of amplifiers for sound reproduction. If you are looking at this item, you already know it’s capabilities and power. Unit is in EXCELLENT condition and never left it’s flight case rack...
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