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Guys, I love all my headphones, but I am done with USB dac/amps with no power source. I am just going to make the plunge and say screw it.

I have $30 amazon credit and a $240 budget for a dac/amp combo unit.

I want something that plugs into the wall... am I stuck with Schiit Stack? I really don't want Schiit Stack. Please, is there anything else out there that will sound better than my Schiit Fulla/K1 (yes both of these are still within the refund zone), so I won't lose any money, but it is clear to me now USB only just isn't going to cut it for cans like the T20rp mk3's I got, or even my K7xx which yes they get drived fine, but not as well as they should.

edit:

how about this one? https://www.amazon.com/HIFIMAN-EF2C-USB-DAC-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B0188XZ31Q/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1468548868&sr=8-6&keywords=headphone+amp+dac
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This is all that's needed:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The headphone + the stand + the dust cover all cost me less than the Ether Flow. thumb.gif

Gaming with the SR-007A is actually a pleasant experience. It's still noticeably, albeit slightly, better than the K7xx for gaming. Although unlike music, I could easily go back and game on the K7xx without missing too much.
I don't think I got charged import duties (don't remember 100% but I looked through the order), only a small fee for shipping insurance and a small fee for PriceJapan.

True, it's an easy thing... But for me, removing dust covers is an annoying hinderance... Or something. Says the guy who keeps going "I really should buy decksavers for my Z2 + 2x STR8-150's + Maschine mk II + 2x Kontrol D2's (that I don't own yet but still) because I'm sick of dusting the blasted things" tongue.gif (Actually, with decksavers, it's the fact it'll cost me like $200 CAD to pick up three pieces of formed plastic! Scratch that, all of that combined with shipping is .... ....wow. $592 CAD shipped, assuming direct purchase. That's painful).

Or, in short, I really like how with my current headphones it's just a simple case of take them off and set them down, since I don't have a stand for them at this time. Also, given that my current headphone storage solution is a modified EXPEDIT shelf that stand would be mighty close in it's fit.

For now though, I'm beyond happy with my K712's, so odds are if I do any upgrading it will be my amp and/or dac first, although I'll want to find somewhere else to put them as the Asgard 2/Lyr 2 are noticeably warmer than a JDS Labs O2 + ODAC Rev. B...
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Guys, I love all my headphones, but I am done with USB dac/amps with no power source. I am just going to make the plunge and say screw it.

I have $30 amazon credit and a $240 budget for a dac/amp combo unit.

I want something that plugs into the wall... am I stuck with Schiit Stack? I really don't want Schiit Stack. Please, is there anything else out there that will sound better than my Schiit Fulla/K1 (yes both of these are still within the refund zone), so I won't lose any money, but it is clear to me now USB only just isn't going to cut it for cans like the T20rp mk3's I got, or even my K7xx which yes they get drived fine, but not as well as they should.

edit:

how about this one? https://www.amazon.com/HIFIMAN-EF2C-USB-DAC-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B0188XZ31Q/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1468548868&sr=8-6&keywords=headphone+amp+dac

JDS Labs O2+ODAC Rev.B? It's just outside of that range at $279 USD https://www.jdslabs.com/products/48/o2-odac-combo/
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@whitewulfe that is the one I want, however it is not on Amazon, where my 30 gift card is >.> otherwise I would. gg jds labs.

edit: I have a question, can I buy a Magni 2 amp, but then use it with my Fiio K1 DAC? the K1 has a amp in it as well, but its super tiny... would that mess anything up?
    
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@whitewulfe that is the one I want, however it is not on Amazon, where my 30 gift card is >.> otherwise I would. gg jds labs.

I suppose there's Amazon, where Mayflower has one... But it's even more thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

EDIT: Weird that JDS Labs has pretty much every other model listed on Amazon, but.... Not the Rev.B combo unit.
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@whitewulfe that is the one I want, however it is not on Amazon, where my 30 gift card is >.> otherwise I would. gg jds labs.

edit: I have a question, can I buy a Magni 2 amp, but then use it with my Fiio K1 DAC? the K1 has a amp in it as well, but its super tiny... would that mess anything up?

Looks like the K1 only has a single output, which is for the headphone amp, so you'd be amping the Magni 2 amp. Not really recommended.
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Looks like the K1 only has a single output, which is for the headphone amp, so you'd be amping the Magni 2 amp. Not really recommended.

Thanks for the info, dangit, I was so close to having my ultimate solution, cause I love the warm sound of the K1 and E10k dac chip (its same chip in both).
    
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Guys, I love all my headphones, but I am done with USB dac/amps with no power source. I am just going to make the plunge and say screw it.

I have $30 amazon credit and a $240 budget for a dac/amp combo unit.

I want something that plugs into the wall... am I stuck with Schiit Stack? I really don't want Schiit Stack. Please, is there anything else out there that will sound better than my Schiit Fulla/K1 (yes both of these are still within the refund zone), so I won't lose any money, but it is clear to me now USB only just isn't going to cut it for cans like the T20rp mk3's I got, or even my K7xx which yes they get drived fine, but not as well as they should.

edit:

how about this one? https://www.amazon.com/HIFIMAN-EF2C-USB-DAC-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B0188XZ31Q/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1468548868&sr=8-6&keywords=headphone+amp+dac

I really like this, should be 169$ though.
https://www.amazon.com/Musical-Fidelity-V90-HPA-Headphone-Amp/dp/B00F4MX98Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468576100&sr=8-1&keywords=V90-HPA

or

https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Ject-Audio-converter-input-audio/dp/B0070W5C2C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1468576313&sr=8-2&keywords=project+dac
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https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Ject-Head-Box-S-Black/dp/B006NY1GAU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468576663&sr=8-1&keywords=project+headbox

Or O2 like WhiteWulfie said.

I would look for a 169$ V90-HPA though.
The dac could be better but the headphone amp in it is really good.
You can even upgrade to another dac later on.
(Dac is on par with a Modi)

Only thing not good on the V90-HPA (and with most cheaper Musical Fidelity products) is the power supply.
You can get better ones for a few bucks and really help the device sound even better.

If you can find it for 169$ its a steal though, even at 199$ its not bad.
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@farih never even heard of that one, remember you mentioning it a couple times, but I just found one for $159 new from a smaller audio site. I grabbed it. sweet, I really didn't want Schiit Stack.

All I know is if I want to increase quality of sound I need to stop using this USB powered crap, so yeah, looking forward to getting this in the mail, thanks man.
    
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@farih never even heard of that one, remember you mentioning it a couple times, but I just found one for $159 new from a smaller audio site. I grabbed it. sweet, I really didn't want Schiit Stack.

All I know is if I want to increase quality of sound I need to stop using this USB powered crap, so yeah, looking forward to getting this in the mail, thanks man.

Its a steal for 159$ i think.

I think the amp is similar to an O2 but the dac being slightly worse, just slightly. (but you can upgrade the dac in the future)
All that for 100$ cheaper.

It does come with a very crappy power suplly though.
If you upgrade the PSU you can actually notice the difference.
(a cheap 2A rated linear PSU is allready a good upgrade)

I sold about 6 of these units myself about 3 years ago i think and never had a complaint or defect yet.

Lets us know what you think of it....... and give it more then 15 minutes ! biggrin.gif

Edit:
Also nothing much wrong with a USB powered dac/amp with efficient headphones (up to around 150ohms) and running them on a powered usb hub.
For 250ohm and up headphones i would always look at wall powered amps.
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Originally Posted by WhiteWulfe View Post

I'm.... I honestly have no idea what I am, but given that fairly bass heavy songs I can't listen to for too too long these days... Hard to say. There is some preference for bass though, given my love of the K712's over the HD 600's. Odds are I'd go with the closed back ones though because they're just soooo sexy.... Tough call though.

warrenpchi sure seems to be entranced with those new MRSpeakers Ether FLow's though!!! That first sentence in his spoiler... Hilarious.
I've never been much of a basshead. I listen to a fair amount of older techno and I prefer bass be present but not overpowering. I always cringe when someone drives by with a terrible sounding sub that they've got dialed to insane volumes.
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Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post

This is all that's needed:

The headphone + the stand + the dust cover all cost me less than the Ether Flow. thumb.gif

Gaming with the SR-007A is actually a pleasant experience. It's still noticeably, albeit slightly, better than the K7xx for gaming. Although unlike music, I could easily go back and game on the K7xx without missing too much.
I don't think I got charged import duties (don't remember 100% but I looked through the order), only a small fee for shipping insurance and a small fee for PriceJapan.
Interesting. I was tempted by a listing on Audiogon, I believe I posted it, and I was afraid that I'd potentially get slammed with duties based on the full MSRP of the cans and amp.
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