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RX700's require no less amping than the HD555's... And the HD555's should be fine without amping as well. Both are ~50 ohms.
RX700's do not require an amp, but the HD555's definitely require an amp to be at their premium.
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post #8292 of 37771
The same could be said for the RX700's. Maybe not quite as much, but they're both quite respectable whilst unamped.
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The same could be said for the RX700's. Maybe not quite as much, but they're both quite respectable whilst unamped.
Nah, I've used my LittleDot MKII with both, and the RX700's & RX 900's have almost no change at all. But the HD555's sound a whole level better.
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post #8294 of 37771
We'll, I've always heard that they both do better while amped. But I'll let the voice of experience take the cake this time; I've never used the 555's.
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post #8295 of 37771
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Fiio E5?
The E5 actually is a great budget amp.

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Yello I'm in, have question I'll ask in forum below.
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Anything more than a Fiio E5 = a waste of money for amping the HD555.
Anything more = ya better off upgrading your headphones or the source as that'll give you more benefit for the money sound quality wise than amping the HD555.

Tbh though, the Fiio E5 is more intended for portable use. ya better off upgrading your source or the headphones than amping the HD555.
post #8298 of 37771
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Anything more than a Fiio E5 = a waste of money for amping the HD555.
Anything more = ya better off upgrading your headphones or the source as that'll give you more benefit for the money sound quality wise than amping the HD555.

Tbh though, the Fiio E5 is more intended for portable use. ya better off upgrading your source or the headphones than amping the HD555.
A better amp now, better headphones latter? Or an average amp now(Fiio5) and a good amp+headphones later? I find my HD555s a lot more enjoyable from a good amp than straight from a soundcard. The receiver's head-out will do nicely as well.
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Source as in Music Source? or like the sound card, right now i have it connected to my Asus Xonar, if i traded it for a Essence STX will it help? Thanks! Repped
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Sennheiser PC-350 G4ME here

($249, talk about overpriced, gotta hate Argentina )
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