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I've been looking around for a solid state amp for my new Denon ah-d2000 headphones to bring out their full potential.. I'll be running from my Xonar DX to the amp to retain the eq /7.1 positioning that the soundcard offers in games, but will also be listening to a wide variety of music.

I've read a little bit on amps over at head-fi.org where they mention solid state drives the d2000 better than tube amp. Some names I've been coming across that offer amps: Little Dot, Filo, and Starving Student.

I am only looking to connect from my soundcard to the amp to the headphones, so portability is not needed. Looking to spend less than $100. What can you guys recommend?

thanks in advance.
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You'd probably be best off trying to find a Fiio e9 for your price range.

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I've heard good things about the Zero DAC. Which is amp/dac.

With the E9 you can also buy the E7 and have a dac...but you need to spend some xtra bucks.
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I've heard good things about the Zero DAC. Which is amp/dac.

With the E9 you can also buy the E7 and have a dac...but you need to spend some xtra bucks.
His Xonar is just fine for a DAC. If anything better.
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I'll stick with the Xonar for the DAC, and look into the Filo e9 a bit more.
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