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Well I just got myself a pair of HD555s, but now I think need an portable amp for my ipod. Any suggestions?
Mini3. It's a DIY offering, but you can commission a builder to make you one or check Head-Fi's Sale forums for a used to show up.
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I've heard of a CMoY amp that costs about 40$. Is that any good?
    
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post #103 of 331
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Honestly, no. For a portable amp I wouldn't bother with anything less than a Mini3, which is probably the best base portable offered right now.
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post #104 of 331
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Honestly, no. For a portable amp I wouldn't bother with anything less than a Mini3, which is probably the best base portable offered right now.
And makes a heck of an all-arounder, too.
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The problem is the money. Its a pretty expensive piece of equipment

Also, using a non-modded ipod as the source won't make it justice im guessing.
    
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The problem is the money. Its a pretty expensive piece of equipment

Also, using a non-modded ipod as the source won't make it justice im guessing.
An iPod with a simple LOD (line out dock) is a decent source, actually.
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An iPod with a simple LOD (line out dock) is a decent source, actually.
yeah I know, but I need it to be portable....


I researched today and found this amp that seems to do the job + is really really cheap.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.18350

FiiO E5. Head-Fi seems to have gone nuts over this amp too

Anyone have any experience with it along with HD-555s?


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post #108 of 331
the mini3 is a great amp and relatively cheap at just over $100 new by a pro builder, or likely $100 or less used.


re. CDP/DAC. I'd put the money into a better DAC. There are two ways to go about this... you could sell your DVDp and your DAC and get a $400 CDP, or you could sell your DAC and get say a $300 DAC or whatever you choose. I used an external DAC for some time and after going through a few different ones decided to just get a more expensive CDP.
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Hey guys anyone heard the Quintet SL speakers in action?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1176507037737
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For Klipsch make sure you listen to a wide variety of music on them before purchasing, they use a horn tweeter that may or may not suit your tastes. For me, their sound is well suited for games, movies, some hard rock, and metal, and have a pretty wide "sweet spot" due to the design of the tweeter.
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