Hi, what's the best headphone amp I can get for my iPhone 4. Looking at prices between £60 - £80?
Just wrote you a few lines but because there were links it's being held while the mods check it over... meh!
Hifi: Audiolab M-DAC > Audiolab 8200P > Tannoy DC6T SE ●
Headphone/DAC/amp: Denon D7000, SoundMAGIC HP100 / HP200, Schiit Combo ●
Currently using: Galaxy Note 2 > Epiphany E-DAC > Shonyun 306A > RZA Premium ●
I vote for the FiiO E5 and LOD and save some money
Internet - laptop - DAC - amp - lots of headphones.
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sorry, to hijack, but would I hear any notable gains from my current E5 and LOD(3), by buying a E11?
Am I correct in saying that the E11 is a better bit of kit than an E7 (the 11 is available for less than the E7).
I have some home cinema and Sonos stuff.
The E11 is better than the E7 as an amp (because that's all the E11 is) but if you use the E7 as a DAC as well it will trump the E11 on SQ.
Come on WHF, can you post all the stuff I wrote out here? I put down loads of useful info and links!!
I use the Firestone Audio FIREYE 1 sounds great with my Grado SR 80 i headphones. It is charged via usb. I bought it from Russ Andrews website and comes in at your price bracket. Cant comment on any of the Fiio range as I havnt heard them.Hope this helps.
Yeah sorry about this they are obviously not releasing it . I have not tried any of these but they are just things that I have found along the way while looking for portable DACs...
● Fiio E3 (£7 or under £4 for an as new open box - Advanced MP3 Players website)
● Fiio E5 (£14 or just over £9 for an as new open box - Advanced MP3 Players website)
● Fiio E6 (£20 - Amazon website)
● Fiio E11 (£46 or under £24 for an as new open box - Advanced MP3 Players website)
● Musiland Lilo V Enjoy (£74 - Amp city website)
● Musical Fidelity V-Can (£100 - custom cable website)
● iFuzen HP-1 (£69 - Advanced MP3 Players website)
● SoundMAGIC A10 (£50 - Amazon website)
● Digizoid Z02 (£79 - Advanced MP3 Players website)
I found a few more this time .
Sorry I meant that it charges via usb , ie. it doesnt need batteries. You dont actually connect it via usb. It is supplied with a cable to connect to your iphone. Hope this clarifies things.
I just remembered another one. The Audinst Amp-HP. It's about £80 on eBay (direct from Audinst themselves). Again I don't know much about the amp but their combined DAC/amp (the only other thing they make) is very well reviewed, oh and I think it's lovely too .
DAC/ Amplifier combo, it increases sound quality. E7 also appears to be better built.
iPhone 4 Headphones
The Fiio E7 and LOD is a good solution - it works for me.
Caveats to that are: in it's rubber diving suit, the buttons are sometimes a bit awkward when you're out and about (unless it's just me); and mine at least loses its battery charge relatively quickly if left unused for a period. Even when attached to computer via USB, it won't function until the charge has built up to a certain level. Easily close to my iBasso Boa in terms of sound, but sometimes a pain to use.
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and mine at least loses its battery charge relatively quickly if left unused for a period. Even when attached to computer via USB, it won't function until the charge has built up to a certain level.
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