Hey, I think it will, imo. I rarely use its headphoneout usually use my XD-05Plus or Topping A30, gotta try out end up got 50 for listening to Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin and 46 for Scene Six: Home - Dream Theater (maybe too loud for some ), using Oval Brainwavz PU Leather, aux fed by E30. Hearing from my T50RP the Loxjie A30 is sounded slightly harsher than the XD-05Plus & Topping A30 but less powerful i think, both with V5i opamp.
The problem often isn’t “can it drive headphone X” but “how well does it drive headpone X”.
I have no experience with the T50 (though I’d love to get argons) I do have Sundara’s. And while they do run off my apple dongle… They run like shit. While when I give them a few watts of power, I don’t need to turn them up an louder, but they sound so much fuller, so much better, more engaging, wider…
For some headphones you don’t need more power to have more volume. You need more power to open up their full potential. And as for what I’ve read, T50’s are those kinds of headphones. While they will ‘run’ off 64mW. They might not open up till a few hundred mW
ahh, I see. I’d gotten that kind of difficulty with my IEMs when pairing with particular amps or phones too. Is that the same thing about power for IEMs or anything else going on?
If that the case i think A30 couldn’t drive T50RP into its full potential.
Hmm, so something like a Magni would work then.
But it costs US$99, on top of the US$130 for the T50RP, i think its best i just get a US$200 headphone outright, so many easier to drive models around, too.
I ordered a Kuba Disco (US$130~ as well) yesterday, if i don’t like it, i’ll shop around for some different headphones around the US$200 margin.
The thing is once you get a Magni (if you can find one) you stand to gain a performance boost in all your headphones. not just the T50.
When I got my Sundara’s I was really bummed out I was gonna have to spend into an AMP and DAC for them. I thought about sending it back but decided to try the whole audiophile thing anyway. My IEM’s sound better, my Sundara’s sound marvelous, my KPH30i’s sounded (rip) better, my SV021 will benefit from this,…
I realised I didn’t spend 450€ on a DAC and AMP to improve my Sundara, but to improve everything. Split it out over my 4 IEM’s and two, soon to be three headphones… That’s 450/7 = 65-ish euros… Now that makes a lot more sense already. And the more new stuff I try, the better the value of just having a decent DAC and AMP.
Unfortunately, chances are… You’ll keep buying.
I got an SH-9 and used a 3.5mm to RCA cable and thought “There. I have the power to drive my Sundara now”. i then realised AMP stands for amplifier… meaning it also amplified the electrical noise in my PC.
So DAC it is. Boom. SU-8.
But now I want some more fun. MT-602. Boom… And guess what… I’m drooling over an Ares II now Don’t have the money but damn is the urge strong!
No! Sorry. I meant to say that it WILL be good for my FUTURE SV021
Strong candidate in my book, much easier to get into the country since i can order it from China.
I never gave much thought about headphone amps since my Onkyo could amp pretty much any headphone i’ve tried (although people say using vintage amps with modern headphones is ill-advised), but my Onkyo is sick now, and i’m yet to find a proper technician to fix it.
You’re waiting for the black/dark wood model as well, or you’re going for the light colored model?
I bought the Kuba to quench the thirst a little bit