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#1 juldupp

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:24 PM

What to choose ??

I googled it but theres waay too much products available and im kinda lost..

Looking to pay 2-300$, i wanna use my headphones at their 100%

Its for competitive gaming on my ps4 and music on my macbook pro.

**Need an optical input and 6.3mm output**

 

Headphone's are sennheiser's HD 558.

 

specs:

Frequency response 15 – 28000 Hz 

THD, total harmonic distortion < 0.2 % (1 kHz/100 dB SPL) 

Sound pressure level (SPL) 112 dB 

Impedance 50 ? 

Jack plug 6.3 mm

 

Like i said, i wanna use the cans at their maximum but still dont pay for overpower dac w/amp that my headphones dont need.

 

Thank you.


Edited by juldupp, 28 October 2013 - 05:28 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:04 PM

I would go with the Audioengine D1 DAC/AMP. I've owned mine for a year and a half or something close to now and haven't regretted it once.

Plenty of amping rca and headphone out, unfortunately its 3.5mm not 6.3mm but there are adapters out there. There is USB and optical in and its entirely USB powered making it very convenient and portable. Perfect for the Mac book and easy to move over to the ps4

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:44 AM

I use the Schiit Modi and Magi or sub out the DAC and get this and the amp

 

Great Dac and amp separates. Sounds awesome and for about $200. 


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:38 PM

I use the Schiit Modi and Magi or sub out the DAC and get this and the amp

 

Great Dac and amp separates. Sounds awesome and for about $200. 

they look good, but i want an optical in and id prefer both amp and dac in the same box



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:22 AM

I would go with the Audioengine D1 DAC/AMP. I've owned mine for a year and a half or something close to now and haven't regretted it once.

Plenty of amping rca and headphone out, unfortunately its 3.5mm not 6.3mm but there are adapters out there. There is USB and optical in and its entirely USB powered making it very convenient and portable. Perfect for the Mac book and easy to move over to the ps4

 

Great amp it seems and extremely cheap considering quality, 10-25kHz flat response and great specs for less than $100 is a steal. Infact I just ordered one for myself :-D Thanks for the info.