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E1DA 9038D for sensitive headphones?

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Hi guys,

I would like to buy the E1DA 9038D. I'm not very experienced but I have seen the excellent measurements.

Here are my two questions.

1. Is the 9038D capable of driving headphones like the Sennheiser hd600 / hd660?

2. Is the 9038D capable of driving very sensitive headphones (for example the AKG K371)?

Alternatively, I am considering purchasing the Tempotec Sonata Hd Pro
 

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Hi guys,
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1. Is the 9038D capable of driving headphones like the Sennheiser hd600 / hd660?
Yes, to comfortable high levels.

Hi guys,
2. Is the 9038D capable of driving very sensitive headphones (for example the AKG K371)?
I guess you are referring to possible background noise here. You need to try it first, although with it's SNR of 83 dB @ 50mV output it might have little to no noise at all on these 114 dB sensitive headphones.


Hi guys,
Alternatively, I am considering purchasing the Tempotec Sonata Hd Pro
Without similar measurements makes no sense to trade it for the E1DA.

Look at the Shanling UA-1, may be interesting...
Without similar measurements makes no sense to trade it for the E1DA.
 
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Any news on this 9038D on sensitive headphones? Just ordered it for a pair of Sennheiser hd540 gold.
 

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How about volume, isn't it much too loud?
Does the 9038d have some hardware volume control?
Yes, and with the app you can set a max limit too.
 
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But I mean how does the hardware volume work :)
It doesn't exactly answer your question but if you read on from this post there is a discussion about hardware/software volume control that may be of interest.

Also you can reduce the max volume via the app or by some magical volume slider movement (no I'm not joking!)

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