There is a recent thread about these headphones but his budget was pretty tight. My budget is about 520 USD/ 430 Euro. I want to go with something that will get a lot out of them. I will be mainly use these on my PC.
I have ofc looked at the Emotiva BasX A-100 but i don’t know what DAC to combine that with. Would love recommendations for that.
Any other ideas for AMP/DAC Combos highly appreciated.
I live in EU/Germany, but if its not availabe here and i will have to import it i will bite the bullet for this.
Thanks in advance!
A lake people g103s + an allo revolution dac (with their 15 buck psu) would be a really good combo and pretty flexible, should fit into your budget well and be avail where you are. It’s a more studio neutral combo, but with the allo you can tilt it a bit warmer organic or keep it neutral, still sounds fairly organic though and controlled without being harsh
Personally I just got a pair of 880 600 ohms myself, also in europe. I went with the Zen DAC/CAN stack. I don’t really have anything to compare to and I’m not an audiophile but the combo sounds fine to me. That said, I did modify the headphone to change the cable and use them in balanced mode. As far as I understood that gives them a little more juice than you would normally get.
Going by Amazon or even the Ifi reseller WOD Audio if in Germany you can probably fit both the amp/dac and headphones into your budget. In my case I added a cheap tube pre-amp as well, which only made a minor change but made the sound a little less aggressive and easier to listen to.