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Just last week I stumbled onto the CMoy headphone amps(i know...I live under a massive rock....). I want to build one, but in looking at different schematics and reading on other DIY fourms(lurking) my head exploded. Simple question. What kit/plans/specific one is good for a first timer? There are only a million to choose from. I like the one's that are able to plug into a wall socket and rechargeable 9v's..but that's about it. Never once owned a headphone amp but I like DIY stuff. I have the skills to assemble it, just never built anything more than a sub box before.

I have found a bunch of pre assembled one's for like $35+ on flea-bay, and would like to build it myself over the pre built ones. I don't care if I have to order each part individually or if its all sold in a kit. Thanks.
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There is the Banzai V2 kit that has everything included. Just solder everything, assemble and enjoy. Under $25 and you just need to buy the battery.

Personally this would probably the better one.

http://www.jdslabs.com/diy.php

They even have a rechargeable PCB for the 9v and they list of the bill of materials. So you can order the stuff from Mouser, Digikey, or Newark.
    
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There is the Banzai V2 kit that has everything included. Just solder everything, assemble and enjoy. Under $25 and you just need to buy the battery.
Personally this would probably the better one.
http://www.jdslabs.com/diy.php
They even have a rechargeable PCB for the 9v and they list of the bill of materials. So you can order the stuff from Mouser, Digikey, or Newark.

lol, those are the exact two kits I was looking at. I might just have to buy and build them both lulz. Thank you sir.
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Question. Do these sound better than say the FiioE7? That is only $20 more and is also a dac.
     
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Question. Do these sound better than say the FiioE7? That is only $20 more and is also a dac.

Good question! I have never heard ether of them...I'll still end up doing the CMoy because it looks fun/spiffy smile.gif Loving the CMoyBB the more I read.

EDIT: according to this guy its much better than the e5 for what its worth?
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 3/8/12 at 8:19am
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