headphone amp

  1. Boxermotor

    SMSL DA9 DAC/Amp Pairing

    Hi, new to ASR and appreciate the plethora of sound system information! I'm setting up a desktop sound system for my office and, after exploring different options, landed on testing out the Loxjie A30 all-in-one (headphone quality an issue, I know, but is passable) and the SMSL DA9. Since I...
  2. RickSanchez

    [owner's thread] Monoprice Monolith THX AAA 887 headphone amp

    Creating this thread to have all the owners and members have a place to discuss the Monoprice THX 887 amp without creating extra posts in the official review thread. Feel free to post any questions and concerns that you may have regarding this amp in this thread.
  3. D

    Tube or solid-state headphone amp for a Fostex t20rp?

    For some context I am a bass head. With my new Fostex T20RP headphones I listen to (bass heavy) hiphop music and at times watch movies/play games on my PC. The DAC/Amp stack I have thought to drive these headphones is as follows: DAC: Behringer UMC22 AMP: Either Xudoo mt-602 (tube) or Douk...
  4. orchardaudio

    PecanPi® DAC / Streamer Rev 3.0

    I am proud to announce the release of Rev 3.0 of my award winning PecanPi® product line. The PecanPi Streamer is a networked music player with build-in DAC and headphone amplifier. The PecanPi DAC is high-performance DAC for the RaspberryPi and Tinker Board, this is for DIYer...
  5. T

    Headphone Amp for DT 1990 Pro

    Hello, I have recently got a pair of DT 1990 pro and paired them with a Zen Dac V2 which is great for the time being however I was planning in the future to buy a seperate amp to add. Just wondering what your opinions are on that and what amps you would reccomend. I am in Europe currently so...
  6. david.aj.silva

    Recommendation for Desktop dac amp with remote 2022

    My brain is swimming searching for a good available desktop dac amp with a remote. Need a remote because it is not going on a desk. Most music listening is from an iphone 12 max, only occasionally from my Macbook. I am using a pair of the Drop DCA Aeon Closed 2 cans. Budget is up to $700. Thanks!
  7. T

    DAC/AMP with digital out

    I'm searching for DAC/Headphone AMP combo which would have: 1. Multiple source inputs - 3x digital inputs. (USB, TOS and COAX in) 2. 1x digital out to adapt to AES Active Monitors (Genelec) 3. Headphone AMP - Single-ended analog output. 4. Optional: Balance XLR out The idea behind it is to...
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    I have a budget of $700 - 800 for a DAC/Amplifier combo. Which one do you recommend?

    I have a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-R70x (470 ohms) headphones and I'm looking for a good DAC / Amp combo. My budget is 700 - 800 USD. Thank you very much for your suggestions.
  9. FirstLegion

    Geshelli Labs Erish2 (E2) Almost Here!

    ERISH2 Product Page As @amirm and others have confirmed, the Archel 2.5 stands as one at the top of the heap for affordable headphone amplifiers. Then came the Erish (which I own)...Geshelli Labs proclaims to be even better. After beta testing the hand soldered Erish2 (E2), (production units...
  10. L

    Is my DT990 Pro (250 ohms) underpowered?

    Hi, Need some help. Pretty much a noob. I recently got my DT990 pro 250ohms. I'm currently using it with my Behringer UMC404HD interface without a headphone amp. I'm noticing that the right driver is clipping (crackling?) at certain frequencies. It happens randomly so I'm not sure about the...
  11. L

    My L30 unit has channel issues

    I recently got the E30 and was very pleased with it, so I decided to purchase the L30 as well. I was able to pair them up today and I noticed something very peculiar. When using the L30, the left channel sounds noticeably larger in volume. I tried switching to pre-amp mode and the volume...
  12. D

    SOLD!!!: Topping D50S, A50s, and P50 Set - Excellent Condition - Reduced to $350 shipped: SOLD!!!

    Selling my topping D50s, A50S and P50 headphone amp setup. Excellent condition. Total use <150 hours including burn in period. Cost is $375 $350 for the set. Price includes shipping insured Conus only. PayPal only, I'll cover PP fees. Includes original power cords and connectors. Will...
  13. ToddB

    SOLD: Schiit Mjolnir 2 balanced headphone amplifier with extra tubes

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 plus upgraded tubes (qty 4) and RCA cable. Free shipping. Find my listing with pictures on audiogone.com; search for Schiit Mjolnir. Price is $680 USD Schiit Mjolnir 2 purchased new in February 2021; less than 20 hours of use. Dial in your preferred sound...
  14. ThatM1key

    Topping E30/L30 Combo: 1 Year Review

    Its my one anniversary with this legacy combo. I'll tell you my experiences with these two. For disclaimer I've owned the E30 a bit longer than the L30's, I'll start with newest to oldest. My amp is an old Sansui 2000A. Headphones is AKG 7XX. Topping E30 (Serial 2003) : Pure glorious DAC. The...
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    Final showdown: FiiO K5 Pro vs Topping L30(but without DAC) which would sound better?

    So after almost a month of owning my Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro and trying to figure out which amp to go for, here is what I've narrowed it down to, and I don't wish to consider any other option but these two given my budget, availability where I live and all my past research. Which of these do...
  16. Veri

    Humbling experience

    So I was working and listening to music on my PecanPi > Singxer SA-1 set-up all through the day. Somewhere after lunch, I had a problem with my mic and unplugged everything and continued this zoom/teams call I was in with the on-board I/O. Later through the day I kept thinking this Singxer SA-1...
  17. Fetch_Execute_Break

    Cheap (and stable) DAC/AMP headphone toslink combo for Console Gaming ?

    Hello! Last week the Mass Effect Legendary Edition came out and it turned my former non-gamer-girlfriend into a gamer-wife-to-be. Well this is my second big coup after getting her interested in Italian-American movies and TV shows. Gabagool. And before you ask: No she has no twin sister :P So...
  18. D

    Finally arrived - Gustard X16 DAC and Topping A90 headphone amp

    The long wait is finally over. New Gustard X16 DAC and Topping A90 headphone amp arrived today from ShenzhenAudio in China. Glad to know that the balanced headphone cable from Audiophile Ninja works (had no easy way of testing it before now). So far so good. Not much to say that hasn't...
  19. silentt29

    Difficulty Comparing New DAC / Headphone Amp Setup to Computer

    I recently upgraded my computer audio setup to a Schiit Modi 3+ DAC (connected to my desktop via USB) and Schiit Magni Heresy headphone amplifier (both based on Amir's reviews) from my onboard audio components on my Gigabyte B450 Aorus M gaming motherboard. I'm currently using AKG K240 studio...
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    Requesting Balanced Headphone Stack Ideas: Schiit Modius/Magnius stack backorder pushed to April 22nd :(

    For whatever reason, Schiit keeps pushing back the ship by date on the Modius/Magnius stack that I ordered almost a month ago. I don't want to wait another month. What other fully balanced DAC/amp stacks are available for around $400? I already have balanced interconnects for separates, and...
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