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Cool thanks for the advice.
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Well, the Cmoy is a good beginner project, but it's certainly not going to outperform much (especially not something like a mini3 which can be had for about double it's price)
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Yeah, the CMOY does not benefit the headphones enough to even justify the rather small investment. Nammy had (may still have actually) his, and has told me multiple times that it's hardly worth using compared to the standard line-out on a DAC/CDP/etc.

You'd be better off saving up for a higher-grade amp, such as a DIY PIMETA or Mini^3 (among other options).
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So Would you recommend that i get something like the Mini3 instead of a desktop amp?
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So Would you recommend that i get something like the Mini3 instead of a desktop amp?
Not unless you need the rig to be portable. Amps are similiar to desktops and laptops - the full size desktop will scale better and offer more value than the portable alternative.

The PIMETA and Mini^3 are solid choices in desktop and portable, respectively. Your choice depends and how you plan to use it.
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So Would you recommend that i get something like the Mini3 instead of a desktop amp?
go with the miniv3. for the price, you can't go wrong, and in the future you can invest in a decent desktop amp. the ATH-A700's wont see a world of difference, but it's there. a cmoy amp made a HUGE difference, at least to me, then running from just output [x-fi or ipod], so a miniv3 will do you good.

That way, when you do get a set of nicer cans, you can buy a nice desktop amp to match that has good synergy.
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Well i intend to Get ATH-AD1000 or 2000 Air's as my choice for open cans. And maybe some SR225s later down the road.

Though im skeptical on the price/preformance of the 1000 to the 2000's

Anyone have these cans?

Thanks again for the advice +rep already.

You guys are converting me into a freaking audiophile, I havent bought computer parts for 2 months, wth! lol
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Well i intend to Get ATH-AD1000 or 2000 Air's as my choice for open cans. And maybe some SR225s later down the road.

Though im skeptical on the price/preformance of the 1000 to the 2000's

Anyone have these cans?

Thanks again for the advice +rep already.

You guys are converting me into a freaking audiophile, I havent bought computer parts for 2 months, wth! lol
If you listen to legend/aura/nam, you'll be spending A LOT of money. Haha. I don't anyone hear has the AD1000's or 2000's, but I know many people here have the SR225's and LOVE them.

Don't forget for an amp, you'll need a nice IC, haha.
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+1 for the SR225, amazing for rock, and it is on the price/performance sweetspot in the Grado lineup.
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Don't forget for an amp, you'll need a nice IC, haha.

whats an IC?
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