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post Apr 9 2015, 02:50 PM


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QUOTE(ecitenoid @ Apr 9 2015, 09:53 AM)
ok, here u go.. repost :-

Source : Ipod Classic 6 Gen / PC / Guitar
Equipment : Audio technica M40x
Requirement : looking for a portable amp and easy to carry around.
Budget : RM300-400
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post Apr 9 2015, 02:53 PM


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QUOTE(E1 - AKG @ Apr 9 2015, 02:50 PM)
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oh yeah... now i can start google and youtubing..

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post Apr 11 2015, 06:23 PM


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Fiio X3 with Senn Momentum over ear. Wonder if any amp thru line out make a good pairing? budget around RM400
Not getting the X3K for now
Thx

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post Apr 12 2015, 09:16 PM


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QUOTE(dennisbklow @ Apr 11 2015, 05:23 PM)
Fiio X3 with Senn Momentum over ear. Wonder if  any amp thru line out make a good pairing? budget around RM400
Not getting the X3K for now
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Dont think the momentum need much amping.
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post Apr 14 2015, 09:48 PM


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Hey guys, need your opinions.
Am using laptop with HP150 and AT IM02.
Should i get the dacport with 1 ohm AND LX mod?
or only the 1ohm mod?
or no mod?

refer to MD link: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/centrance-dacport-dac-amp
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post Apr 14 2015, 11:55 PM


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hi... just want to ask any amplifier recommendation to power sennheiser hd 700 and a active speaker together??
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post Apr 14 2015, 11:58 PM


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QUOTE(GodLikeGamer @ Apr 14 2015, 11:55 PM)
hi... just want to ask any amplifier recommendation to power sennheiser hd 700 and a active speaker together??
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No budget?
Can try Oppo HA-1
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post Apr 15 2015, 09:26 AM


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QUOTE(widget @ Apr 14 2015, 11:58 PM)
No budget?
Can try Oppo HA-1
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try 2.5k - 3k??
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post Apr 15 2015, 04:03 PM


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Guys, need your recommendation here since my old headphone amp suddenly died.

Source : Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (up to 250 ohm but meh)

Headphone: Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro (250 ohm)

Headphone Amp (the broken one) : GoVibe Peak

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I am not sure either to buy another GoVibe Peak or not (not sure either it is still exist in the market or not) or upgrade to the better one.

Sonic preference : Transparent

Budget : Less than 1k. The cheaper the better wink.gif

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post Apr 16 2015, 02:28 AM


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Source : Oneplus One / Laptop Inspiron 14r
Equipment : Havi B3 Pro 1 (Dual Dynamic Driver /Impedanceļ¼š32ohms )
Requirement : Had to be easy to lug around.
Budget : <200 / <150

Not too critical about specs. I need it to be efficient & does was it is meant to do.

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post Apr 16 2015, 10:02 AM


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QUOTE(GodLikeGamer @ Apr 15 2015, 09:26 AM)
try 2.5k - 3k??
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HA1= RM 4786
HA2= RM 1319
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post Apr 16 2015, 01:26 PM


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QUOTE(whatsayyou @ Apr 14 2015, 09:48 PM)
Hey guys, need your opinions.
Am using laptop with HP150 and AT IM02.
Should i get the dacport with 1 ohm AND LX mod?
or only the 1ohm mod?
or no mod?

refer to MD link: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/centrance-dacport-dac-amp
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HP150 has less sensitive and rather medium impedance, your IM02 has low impedance and medium-high sensitivity.
I don't recommend you getting the DACport, its ok for your HP150 use case but for the IM02, <1ohm is recommended else the sound quality will be affected and there will be distortion due to the electronic damping issue.
LX mod? It's an version of DACport, by removing the volume control and providing line stage output to your amp, if you have already an amp and gonna connect your DACport LX with it, go for it.

I don't wholeheartedly recommend the DACport just because of your IM02, even with 1ohm mod. tongue.gif
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post Apr 16 2015, 01:29 PM


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QUOTE(Chyan @ Apr 16 2015, 02:28 AM)
Source : Oneplus One / Laptop Inspiron 14r
Equipment : Havi B3 Pro 1 (Dual Dynamic Driver /Impedanceļ¼š32ohms )
Requirement : Had to be easy to lug around.
Budget : <200  / <150

Not too critical about specs. I need it to be efficient & does was it is meant to do.
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I use a Topping NX1 + UD120 via OTG for my Havi, damn damn good. thumbup.gif
You can try to look around for a used UD100/110 either.
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post Apr 16 2015, 04:14 PM


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QUOTE(psychoactive @ Apr 16 2015, 01:26 PM)
HP150 has less sensitive and rather medium impedance, your IM02 has low impedance and medium-high sensitivity.
I don't recommend you getting the DACport, its ok for your HP150 use case but for the IM02, <1ohm is recommended else the sound quality will be affected and there will be distortion due to the electronic damping issue.
LX mod? It's an version of DACport, by removing the volume control and providing line stage output to your amp, if you have already an amp and gonna connect your DACport LX with it, go for it.

I don't wholeheartedly recommend the DACport just because of your IM02, even with 1ohm mod.  tongue.gif
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Oops. your reply came late. already placed the order. We'll see how it goes.

Side note: any dac/amp to recommend that suits the 2 phones i have?
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post Apr 17 2015, 09:28 AM


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QUOTE(expertester @ Apr 15 2015, 04:03 PM)
Guys, need your recommendation here since my old headphone amp suddenly died.

Source : Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (up to 250 ohm but meh)

Headphone: Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro (250 ohm)

Headphone Amp (the broken one) : GoVibe Peak

---

I am not sure either to buy another GoVibe Peak or not (not sure either it is still exist in the market or not) or upgrade to the better one.

Sonic preference : Transparent

Budget : Less than 1k. The cheaper the better wink.gif

Thanks guys happy.gif
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the new and powerful,, Cayin C5.
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Oops. your reply came late. already placed the order. We'll see how it goes.

Side note: any dac/amp to recommend that suits the 2 phones i have?
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Hardly any DAC/AMP combo, unless you go separately. on the side note, did you get yourself LX version? if that case, you would want to get an amp.
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post Apr 17 2015, 08:58 PM


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Thanks psychoactive.

I just bought Cayin C5.

Definitely an upgrade over GoVibe Peak.

This little monster has no problem to drive 250 ohm can. At high gain setting, my ears can only manage to listen at 5/9 setting (where source is set at 50%). Hard to believe it is a portable headphone amp.

Love the soundstage and instrument separation.

Definitely a worthy upgrade.
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post Apr 18 2015, 05:16 PM


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QUOTE(psychoactive @ Apr 16 2015, 01:29 PM)
I use a Topping NX1 + UD120 via OTG for my Havi, damn damn good.  thumbup.gif
You can try to look around for a used UD100/110 either.
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Seems like a good match for me too! Is there any amp/dac combo within the price range?
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