headphone amp

  1. bsdinis

    need help choosing headphone amp

    Hi, I'm about to buy a Topping D10 Balanced to use with a pair of active monitors some time in the future. My issue is that I am not able to find any headphone amplifier with balanced input and single-ended output. Is there any?
  2. P

    Issue with noise from cayin IHA6 headphone amp

    Hello guys, so today my cayin iha6 started to output static noise on the left channel of the 4pin balanced output. There is 0 audible noise on the unbalanced output. I am 99% sure the issue comes from the amp. I have tested on another power outlet without anything but the headphone connected...
  3. P

    Best battery powered headphone amp (NO DAC)?

    Hey guys, I've been lurking for years and I finally have a question I haven't seen answered recently... I want a transportable battery powered headphone amp with enough juice to comfortably drive Hd650 and Fostex T50rp. I don't want it to have a DAC and I don't want extra features beyond basic...
  4. B00tySalads

    Bigger Impact For Upgrading PC Audio DAC or Amp or DAC/Amp?

    If one were to get a single product to improve the sound from a PC for listening on mid-range (B&O Portal/Audeze Penrose) headphones (mostly listening to Tidal, Youtube, gaming), what would provide the most noticeable improvement assuming you spent the same $? For example: Dongle DAC/Amp (E1DA...
  5. S

    Douk Audio U5 Balanced XLR headphone amp

    This fell into the "Cheap enough, worth a pop" category so decided to get one to play around with. It arrived this morning, no power supply just a USB A to Barrel jack cable and the unit itself, thing is tiny. Got it hooked up to a Topping E50 via XLR and powered at the min with a cheap generic...
  6. Taschenrechner

    Topping L30 ii Interference Issue

    I changed RCA cables, I switched AC sockets, I checked without RCA cables, tried a different DAC. I tried grounding the unit. Nothing really helps. How can I fix this? It worked fine the first few weeks.
  7. dreadknot

    help me choose best 2ch combo stax

    Help me decide i plan to have a dedicated music room for just listening va a pair of speakers an headphones and im planning to put together a new Over-The-Ear/Dac/Eq/Dac/Lp/2 CH stack an pair with my existing crown audio xls-1502 & my 2nd schiit magnius an and i want to pair with either the...
  8. J

    Need some advices for my next purchase. DAC or FDA for headphone amp on win 10

    Hello friends, I have a headphone Sennheiser HD380pro and Kurzweil KS-40A speakers. I plug in both on phones inputs of my UR22mk2 ofr making music in my computer. I use it too to listen some music and watch some movies. I used to use FxSound Enhancer to enhanced sound of my movies and musics I...
  9. W

    Am I listening to Headphones Correctly?

    DISCLAIMER: I have already posted this on Reddit to r/headphones, but I wanted to get input from this community. Below is my post: So I got into audiophile headphones a a few years ago and now I own too much than any human should own hahaha. I honestly love the way each one presents music...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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!
  16. 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...
  17. T

    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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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