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Offline OldNeumanntapr

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looking for a portable headphone amp
« on: May 17, 2015, 03:28:08 PM »
I'm looking to get a portable headphone amp, for both causual listening with my iPod Classic (loaded with Apple Lossless files) and also with a new portable FLAC player I hope to get (Fiio X3 second gen?). I also want to use it to boost the output to my Beyer 770s for live (open) taping. (I can never monitor my recordings when I get soundboard patches because the DR-100mkII's headphone amp is so weak. I have only been able to correctly monitor when I did a SBD/AUD matrix with a borrowed Mackie mic/line mixer. The headphone on that is really strong, though I can't find specs on the Mackie's headphone output alone.)

I like the Ray Samuels portable headphone amps (Hornet), though they are pricey. The Fiio e12 is a lot more affordable ($130). Has anyone compared the two? (Hornet vs e12?)
The e12 has an output of 850 milliamps, though I can't find specs for the output level on the Hornet.

I would be using the portable headphone amp with my Beyer 770s (250 ohms).

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Re: looking for a portable headphone amp
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 05:03:19 AM »
This looks pretty nifty: http://us.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-e1

I may get one now that it's on my radar.
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Re: looking for a portable headphone amp
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 10:05:00 AM »
"Sound Blaster"

Now there's a blast from the past. I can suddenly hear all the Wolf 3d and DOOM effects running through my head. 

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Re: looking for a portable headphone amp
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2015, 01:25:06 PM »
You want something cool and unique....  get the Fostex HP-V1 portable tube amp.

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Re: looking for a portable headphone amp
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 01:46:10 PM »
Looks a little steep for my budget, but thanks.

I'll probably go with the Fiio e12.

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