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Remic
post Apr 22 2015, 04:17 PM


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IC. Since i'm always on the move, was thinking to get something more portable.

I can see those DAC/AMP combo price is a killer, but than why going for something lower but at the end of the day...change again. RM500-800 maybe I can still dig it out.

Wait...is my budget on the lower end?

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post Apr 22 2015, 05:59 PM


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QUOTE(Remic @ Apr 22 2015, 04:17 PM)
IC. Since i'm always on the move, was thinking to get something more portable.

I can see those DAC/AMP combo price is a killer, but than why going for something lower but at the end of the day...change again. RM500-800 maybe I can still dig it out.

Wait...is my budget on the lower end?
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Of course that I didn't know your budget since you didn't state it. tongue.gif IMO, everything > 500 is considered as low-mid, and >1000 is around the mid-high part. That's a quite medium budget. If you would like something more portable (lets say a DAC/AMP combo FOR apple devices), it's easily can go over >1k over the price. e.g. Centrance Hifi-M8, Sony PHA-1, PHA-2, V-MODA Verza and more.
On the other hand, I'm considering letting go my HP-P1 <1k, you want it? blush.gif
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post Apr 23 2015, 04:19 PM


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QUOTE(Remic @ Apr 22 2015, 04:17 PM)
IC. Since i'm always on the move, was thinking to get something more portable.

I can see those DAC/AMP combo price is a killer, but than why going for something lower but at the end of the day...change again. RM500-800 maybe I can still dig it out.

Wait...is my budget on the lower end?
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oh... if RM500...

look around lowyat thread... can get brand new sony A15... it's really portable... biggrin.gif but dont expect the amp to be powerful... but it's super slim and light (99gram nia) whistling.gif whistling.gif

ops... my bad... really see that you got the ipod touch already...

y not try find second hand DX50??? or DX90???

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post Apr 26 2015, 07:10 PM


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With below rm1000. Go for Dac with amp function better or go fiio x3k which is a dap +dac/amp?

Fiio x3k seems like real good value for money.
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post May 6 2015, 08:05 PM


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Do I need amp for x3k with hd700/hd800?
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post May 6 2015, 10:48 PM


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QUOTE(kuekwee @ May 6 2015, 08:05 PM)
Do I need amp for x3k with hd700/hd800?
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A very obvious YES~ rclxms.gif
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post May 7 2015, 01:20 AM


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QUOTE(chanhin @ May 6 2015, 10:48 PM)
A very obvious YES~  rclxms.gif
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Is it expensive?
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post May 7 2015, 08:30 AM


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QUOTE(kuekwee @ May 7 2015, 01:20 AM)
Is it expensive?
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Tested X3 with HD650, I personally do not like it at all. The sound has no strengths that attract me. Even X1 was doing better with its faster and more energetic sound signature, which feel good. X5 has better sound stage in comparison.

I seriously suggest Cayin N6 if you want to skip amp. It is the player that I am looking at now... But costly... sweat.gif
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post May 7 2015, 01:45 PM


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QUOTE(chanhin @ May 7 2015, 08:30 AM)
Tested X3 with HD650, I personally do not like it at all. The sound has no strengths that attract me. Even X1 was doing better with its faster and more energetic sound signature, which feel good. X5 has better sound stage in comparison.

I seriously suggest Cayin N6 if you want to skip amp. It is the player that I am looking at now... But costly...  sweat.gif
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Cayin is expensive. I rather get extra DAC for desktop hehe. BTW how much is Cayin now?

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post May 7 2015, 04:12 PM


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QUOTE(kuekwee @ May 7 2015, 01:45 PM)
Cayin is expensive. I rather get extra DAC for desktop hehe. BTW how much is Cayin now?
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Cayin N6 more than RM2k as I asked around. Kind of dissapointed with Cayin for 2 things;

(1) Crazy asking price. It is more than most headphone. That player is just so small and charge people so high... Siao. shocking.gif
(2) I do not like the looks whistling.gif

But I really love the sound... Even no amp, I cannot find any complains with pair with HD650... Really good.

Since you pairing with HD800, I think you should get at least this Cayin N6 la... I am only using cheapo HD650... Thus cannot afford the good player.

Btw, I found this N6 sound way better than all the DAC/Amp that I tested with my phone as source. That include the C5 and Fiio Kunlun.

It seems there are some hidden secret in the N6, which more than just the lots of op-amp... I do not know what it is... But it certainly sound good and I like it.
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post May 7 2015, 04:14 PM


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QUOTE(chanhin @ May 7 2015, 04:12 PM)
Cayin N6 more than RM2k as I asked around. Kind of dissapointed with Cayin for 2 things;

(1) Crazy asking price. It is more than most headphone. That player is just so small and charge people so high... Siao.  shocking.gif
(2) I do not like the looks  whistling.gif

But I really love the sound... Even no amp, I cannot find any complains with pair with HD650... Really good.

Since you pairing with HD800, I think you should get at least this Cayin N6 la... I am only using cheapo HD650... Thus cannot afford the good player.

Btw, I found this N6 sound way better than all the DAC/Amp that I tested with my phone as source. That include the C5 and Fiio Kunlun.

It seems there are some hidden secret in the N6, which more than just the lots of op-amp... I do not know what it is... But it certainly sound good and I like it.
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okok i go test later see how. a decent amp also cost 1k plus i might as well get n6
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post May 7 2015, 04:20 PM


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QUOTE(kuekwee @ May 7 2015, 04:14 PM)
okok i go test later see how. a decent amp also cost 1k plus i might as well get n6
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1k amp (phone as source) also lost to N6 kao kao... even same brand from Cayin... I dunno why.

You go hear la. Uncle is very friendly there.
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post May 7 2015, 10:17 PM


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QUOTE(chanhin @ May 7 2015, 04:20 PM)
1k amp (phone as source) also lost to N6 kao kao... even same brand from Cayin... I dunno why.

You go hear la. Uncle is very friendly there.
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I bought n6. It's nice lol. Damn the shop fella let me try output to desktop amp is even better.
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post May 7 2015, 11:15 PM


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QUOTE(kuekwee @ May 7 2015, 10:17 PM)
I bought n6. It's nice lol. Damn the shop fella let me try output to desktop amp is even better.
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If you dun like N6 for any reason, you know where to let go man... I am waiting... icon_idea.gif
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post May 8 2015, 01:19 AM


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QUOTE(chanhin @ May 7 2015, 11:15 PM)
If you dun like N6 for any reason, you know where to let go man... I am waiting...  icon_idea.gif
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Not selling so fast la..now hunting for good headphone.
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post May 21 2015, 10:43 AM


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Hi guys,

I currently own a iBasso DX50 DAP and I have a Beyerdynamic dt770pro/80ohm and a dt880pro/250 as well as some iems. If I were to have a budget <RM500, what is the best possible amp to bring the most out of my headphone?

Thanks.
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post May 21 2015, 10:46 AM


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QUOTE(beh0211 @ May 21 2015, 10:43 AM)
Hi guys,

I currently own a iBasso DX50 DAP and I have a Beyerdynamic dt770pro/80ohm and a dt880pro/250 as well as some iems. If I were to have a budget <RM500, what is the best possible amp to bring the most out of my headphone?

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You have to decide if you want a portable amp to go wih your DX50 or a desktop amp?
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post May 21 2015, 11:13 AM


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QUOTE(widget @ May 21 2015, 10:46 AM)
You have to decide if you want a portable amp to go wih your DX50 or a desktop amp?
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Since both of my headphones are full size headphone, I'd prefer a desktop amp with built in battery. However, it would be good if the amp is more portable. HAHA dilemma. can u suggest me for both portable and desktop amp?
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post May 22 2015, 05:55 AM


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QUOTE(beh0211 @ May 21 2015, 11:13 AM)
Since both of my headphones are full size headphone, I'd prefer a desktop amp with built in battery. However, it would be good if the amp is more portable. HAHA dilemma. can u suggest me for both portable and desktop amp?
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Desktop - O2 (save abit)
Portable - Caiyin C5 (extend abit)
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post May 22 2015, 06:06 AM


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QUOTE(beh0211 @ May 21 2015, 10:43 AM)
Hi guys,

I currently own a iBasso DX50 DAP and I have a Beyerdynamic dt770pro/80ohm and a dt880pro/250 as well as some iems. If I were to have a budget <RM500, what is the best possible amp to bring the most out of my headphone?

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You will need a really high current amp which hardly any battery powered amp within your budget will be able to provide.
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