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Source upgrade > amplification upgrade. The E-Mu should have no problem driving your Beyers, and I'd think that unless your current sources are just amazingly weak you'll see more improvement from the better DAC than from the amp.
That's a good point, I've formulated my plan to buying an E-MU with some money I'm getting soon, and then save up for a nice, lower end tube amp, like the LD MKII. =D
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That's a good point, I've formulated my plan to buying an E-MU with some money I'm getting soon, and then save up for a nice, lower end tube amp, like the LD MKII. =D
For a little bit more money, you can get a DV336i. You won't be dissappointed. More tube options will make a difference in the future.
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For a little bit more money, you can get a DV336i. You won't be dissappointed. More tube options will make a difference in the future.
Little bit more? That's like $80 more. >.>

Nammy = college student = little monies.


Edit: The one place I found selling them (ebay) is selling a slightly modified one, so that might explain the higher price. But still, they want $240 plus $60 shipping. Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle bit more than the ~$150 or so for a LD MKII.
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The source is more important than the amp, especially with low impedance cans like your Beyers. Don't worry about the dedicated tube/solid state amp right now, the DAC is worth saving up for .
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The source is more important than the amp, especially with low impedance cans like your Beyers. Don't worry about the dedicated tube/solid state amp right now, the DAC is worth saving up for .
Low ohms/impedence doesn't mean they're easy to drive. =D

But yes, buying the 0404 USB first, using its built in amp until I can afford a nicer one.
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Low ohms/impedence doesn't mean they're easy to drive. =D

But yes, buying the 0404 USB first, using its built in amp until I can afford a nicer one.
That is true, those Beyers are pretty hard to drive even though they are 80 Ohms. My Millet Max + modded Beyers were delivered 15 mins ago, I can't wait to get home in an hour and a half . I'm going to have an eargasm .
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That is true, those Beyers are pretty hard to drive even though they are 80 Ohms. My Millet Max + modded Beyers were delivered 15 mins ago, I can't wait to get home in an hour and a half . I'm going to have an eargasm .
From what I've heard, the bass impact strengthens even more when properly amped, and I'm already blown away by the bass straight from my X-Fi D:

Hopefully I gain a bit of clarity with good amping, treble lacks some detail. =/


Oh, be sure to give your impressions. The DT880s have been my dream cans for a while, I love the semi-openness. =D
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That is true, those Beyers are pretty hard to drive even though they are 80 Ohms. My Millet Max + modded Beyers were delivered 15 mins ago, I can't wait to get home in an hour and a half . I'm going to have an eargasm .
Hmm, didn't realize that. I still think impedance is the best measure that we have of how hard/easy the headphones will be to drive though - Sennheisers' high end stuff is a good example.

Did I not predict an eargasm? Looking forward to your impressions .

edit - yay 500th post.
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Hmm, didn't realize that. I still think impedance is the best measure that we have of how hard/easy the headphones will be to drive though - Sennheisers' high end stuff is a good example.

Did I not predict an eargasm? Looking forward to your impressions .

edit - yay 500th post.
It matters, certainly, but it's not anywhere near the only factor. My HD555 was 50 ohms compared to my Beyer's 80, but the Beyers are much quieter at the same volume level out of my X-Fi.
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You have to take into account sensitivity as well as impedance. Look at something like the Sony PFR-V1 - low impedance, but also a low sensitivity, making it very difficult to drive well. The two measures working together can give you a pretty accurate idea.
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