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AMP for a pair of AKG 240 DF

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Hello,
I currently own a pair of AKG 240 DF (2x 600ohms) that are connected to my PC. I need a headphone amp since my sound card is too weak to handle it.
I'm looking to spend a maximum amount of about $150, any suggestions?

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post #2 of 5
If you can squeeze a few more bucks the hifiman is great.

http://www.amazon.com/Hi-Fi-Man-EF2A-Tube-Headphone/dp/B004357WL8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1335207603&sr=8-2

The Fiios are very good too.
http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E9-Desktop-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B004M172FY/ref=pd_sim_e_3
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Don't get the Hfiman please.

The O2 Amp is all you'll need ever.

$144 US / $156 USD with US adapter or if you're in the UK, 102 Quid

US: http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=O2Full

UK: http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/ehp-o2-portable-audio-headphone-amplifier/

The cheaper option is the Fiio E9 but the O2 is more portable and can be used with all earphone and headphones.

Objective measurements: http://nwavguy.blogspot.com/2011/07/o2-headphone-amp.html
    
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What dont you like about the hifiman?
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The audiotrak imAmp works good as well.
http://www.audiotrack.net/products/imAmp/spec/
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