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So while looking at headphone amps, I thought I might build a CMOY. Then I looked on ebay and they have kits and prebuilts (links to each below) for very reasonable prices. Would the quality of these be up to snuff or would a Fiio E5 be a better buy?

Reason I'm looking for an amp is because I want to get a set of DT-770's for work and want an amp between them and my 5th Gen iPod.

Kit:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Banzai-V2-CMOY-Headphone-Amplifier-DIY-Kit-PCB-Amp-HiFi-/320780852863?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab0075e7f

Prebuilt:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-Cmoy-headphone-amp-Opamp-2227-Amplifier-Dragon-/260875659593?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cbd66a949
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well, just remember that that kit ships from Bangkok, Thailand. It's going to take over a month to get here possibly! frown.gif
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if you really needed one, id definitely do the kit and consider putting it in something that doesnt make you look like you have chronically bad breath or are retarded.

have you looked at any iBasso amps ? A little more money, but they are built very well.
    
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Originally Posted by rockosmodlife;15433408 
well, just remember that that kit ships from Bangkok, Thailand. It's going to take over a month to get here possibly! frown.gif

That doesn't really bother me...probably not going to get the new headphones until xmas time anyway. My main concern is only about quality/sound. A lot of people praise Cmoy's, but am mainly unsure about the ebay kits/prebuilts.
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Originally Posted by rmp459;15433463 
if you really needed one, id definitely do the kit and consider putting it in something that doesnt make you look like you have chronically bad breath or are retarded.

have you looked at any iBasso amps ? A little more money, but they are built very well.

Didn't see your post earlier.

I agree, the altoids can thing is kind of annoying (thats why I linked one that wasn't a standard can), but I'm not sure what else I would put it in that would be of similar size and look any better. Any ideas?

Also, I really like the iBasso stuff (looked at them before), but they are unfortunately more than I am willing to spend. I am trying to keep the phones+amp around (under if possible) $200. iBasso would put me between $250-$300.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by turbocharged;15434092 
Didn't see your post earlier.

I agree, the altoids can thing is kind of annoying (thats why I linked one that wasn't a standard can), but I'm not sure what else I would put it in that would be of similar size and look any better. Any ideas?

Also, I really like the iBasso stuff (looked at them before), but they are unfortunately more than I am willing to spend. I am trying to keep the phones+amp around (under if possible) $200. iBasso would put me between $250-$300.

Maybe an aluminum cigarette case? I don't smoke, but it seems like you could find one that looks clean and is roughly the correct size.
    
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