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Sennheiser HD 650 w/ Xonar St or Mini^3 amp

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I have the HD650's and use them strictly with my Xonar St. To me this set up sounds good. I was wondering if it would be a significant improvement if I got an external amp to power the HD 650s. I may be able to get a good deal on the mini^3 amp from an out of state friend.
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I'd get a proper amp instead of the mini3. you buying the mini3 would be a waste of money. A great cheap amp is the Fiio E9.
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^Truth. The Mini^3 isn't enough to power HD650s. Although they (HD650) are quite forgiving, you're most likely going to run into distortion, lack of volume, or a loss of sound quality. Also, it's a portable amp. HD650's aren't very portable right?
There's lots of other options for the budget minded (~250ish) with the HD650's. I can help out if you're interested.
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