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post #1801 of 37802
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Would y'all recommend one of these??

Cos realy, i can't justify spending THAT much on an amp really.. I just want that extra bit of boot out of my Sansa e280...
That amp has $15 worth of parts max. Looks like they used the cheapest possible switch and jacks. They don't say what op-amp or other components are used, but I can pretty much guess that they will once again be as cheap as possible.

what is your budget, what will you be using the amp with?
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penguinamp!!!!! wooohooooo.......
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post #1803 of 37802
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Anybody seen the new Practical Devices XM5? Daaanng... This amp looks like they couldn't cram more into it if they tried.

http://www.practicaldevices.com/amps.htm
That looks like a really nice amp to me. What do you guys think about pairing that with my HD580s? I see that it has some other optional stuff too. What is this output buffering and lithium FastCharge stuff?
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post #1804 of 37802
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That looks like a really nice amp to me. What do you guys think about pairing that with my HD580s? I see that it has some other optional stuff too. What is this output buffering and lithium FastCharge stuff?
the output buffering is just that... buffers for the output.
the lithium is a lithium battery and a fast charger.


Yeah the amp has lots of options... but is that really what you need? I'd take great sound over options and 'bling' any day. But then again my main headphone amp is in a bare metal enclosure.
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post #1805 of 37802
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Yeah the amp has lots of options... but is that really what you need? I'd take great sound over options and 'bling' any day. But then again my main headphone amp is in a bare metal enclosure.
Well of course, you are 100% correct. This is why I'm asking how they would match up with my HD580's before I just buy that amp. What would you recommend for these cans?

Edit - Do you know how that XM5 amp sounds?
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post #1806 of 37802
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That looks like a really nice amp to me. What do you guys think about pairing that with my HD580s? I see that it has some other optional stuff too. What is this output buffering and lithium FastCharge stuff?
I'd assume Lithium fastcharge has to do with it's rechargeable battery system. Output buffering, I don't know.
    
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post #1807 of 37802
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Well of course, you are 100% correct. This is why I'm asking how they would match up with my HD580's before I just buy that amp. What would you recommend for these cans?

Edit - Do you know how that XM5 amp sounds?
well what's your price range? Do you need the amp to be portable? There are a few amps that I could recommend for the HD580's.

Millet Hybrid
PPA
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SinglePower PPX3
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I would prefer the amp to be portable for traveling and things of the like. It will, however, be primarily used with my XtremeMusic sound card for late-night listening. I also have intentions to use this amp for a long time with future sets of cans etc. I don't have a set price range, but I don't want to spend much more than 300 dollars.

Some links to places to buy these amps would be nice too. Thanks.
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post #1809 of 37802
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I would prefer the amp to be portable for traveling and things of the like. It will, however, be primarily used with my XtremeMusic sound card for late-night listening. I also have intentions to use this amp for a long time with future sets of cans etc. I don't have a set price range, but I don't want to spend much more than 300 dollars.

Some links to places to buy these amps would be nice too. Thanks.
well your price range pretty much dictates you buy used and even then you won't be able to get any of the SinglePower amps, you can probably find a used gilmore lite.

The millet and the ppa are diy amps so you could buy a used one on head-fi.

if you want a portable amp then look into a mini3
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Snapped a pic of my DT770s on my super-high-tech, hyper-expensive, state of the art headphone stand.
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