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Offline spippy71

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Recommendations for cheap headphone amps
« on: Thu, 13 April 2023, 17:03:42 »
Any recommendations on cheap headphone amps? Schitt and Topping units are popular. Any other good options?

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Re: Recommendations for cheap headphone amps
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 13 April 2023, 17:08:20 »
Topping.  Schitt is overpriced now that they have hype.

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Re: Recommendations for cheap headphone amps
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 13 April 2023, 17:25:31 »
Schiit Fulla is affordable and you can plug in your speakers too.

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Re: Recommendations for cheap headphone amps
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 16 April 2023, 16:45:53 »
Sorry, changed my mind. Still looking.
« Last Edit: Tue, 18 April 2023, 06:25:20 by spippy71 »

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Re: Recommendations for cheap headphone amps
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 20 April 2023, 13:47:23 »
I have a Topping NX1s that has treated me well for the past 6 years, portable option that I now use at my desk when I'm running my IEMs.

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Re: Recommendations for cheap headphone amps
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 25 April 2023, 20:45:18 »
I have a schiit magni/modi stack and it sounds quite good to me, but honestly there are probably better options. I was mostly in it for the DAC, and the headphone amp was a surprise gift.
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Re: Recommendations for cheap headphone amps
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 20 August 2023, 23:52:46 »
Another vote for JDS Labs
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Re: Recommendations for cheap headphone amps
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 21 August 2023, 01:10:34 »
JDS Labs O2

my daily driver PC amp for the past 11 years, and outperforms some amps I have that cost 4x as much

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Re: Recommendations for cheap headphone amps
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 21 August 2023, 03:40:59 »
I must be missing something with those headphone amps.
I simply plug my headphones to PC audio and listen that way. Why would I need amp for it?
Apologies for silly question, but I'm not into audio that much. Once I found my favourite headphones (Sony MDR-1A) and speakers (Ruark Audio MR1 Mark II), I did nto go back to that.
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