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Kobathor

DAP for Sennheiser HD58X

2 minutes ago, Kobathor said:

 

I don't want to use my phone because 1) it will use quite a bit of battery and 2) I only have 128GB non-expandable storage on the Pixel 3. All of the FLACs I have would eat through that storage. I probably should have put that in the OP, my apologies! :(

 

FiiO M7 maybe? Reviews from its release are positive and it's down to $130 on Amazon. I may have answered my own question haha.

It's your potato my man, fiio makes nice stuff, I've been happy with everything I own from them.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey Audio guys. I bought the Massdrop HD58X headphones after trying my brother's pair and I love them. While my PC drives them well and sounds great, the Google headphone adapter for my Pixel 3 simply doesn't provide enough power to drive them at a good volume without sounding bad. I don't enjoy being tethered to my PC to listen to music, so I'd like a DAP to drive the headphones elsewhere (and save battery + storage on my phone).

 

So, I'm looking for a DAP. I don't mind saving up $300 or so if it means getting a high-quality player. I am thinking of getting the ACTIVO CT10 after watching Techmoan's review of it but, since I'm inexperienced, I'm totally open to alternatives. I've read reviews calling Sony's players overpriced, and a lot of people seem to enjoy FiiO's offerings. Please advise!

 

Going through my CD collection, it seems I mostly listen to Rock, if that matters at all. Thanks for reading.

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The 58x is pretty damn efficient in all honesty most DAPs given they have a clean output and UI and has all the apps you need ie. Spotify, tidal, qobuz. Fiio is great for midrange to high end options but I'm not too informed with DAPs cause I'm not really into them personally.


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> Tin T2,Tin t3,Tin t4, QKZ VK4, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03 , Vido

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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9 minutes ago, rice guru said:

The 58x is pretty damn efficient in all honesty most DAPs given they have a clean output and UI and has all the apps you need ie. Spotify, tidal, qobuz. Fiio is great for midrange to high end options but I'm not too informed with DAPs cause I'm not really into them personally.

I am now reading reviews for some FiiO players. Also I don't really need WiFi since I'm only gonna load my CD rips onto the player.

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Hifiman also makes some quality stuff. I'd recommend the fiio stuff because of the price.

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9 minutes ago, Kobathor said:

I am now reading reviews for some FiiO players. Also I don't really need WiFi since I'm only gonna load my CD rips onto the player.

Like if your intention is to use it with your phone you can just buy something like a Nextdrive Spectra or a Hidizs Sonata if you want something cheaper


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4 minutes ago, Himommies said:

Like if your intention is to use it with your phone you can just buy something like a Nextdrive Spectra or a Hidizs Sonata if you want something cheaper

 

1 minute ago, EmoRarity said:

Alternatively, fiio btr3 and continue to use your phone.

I don't want to use my phone because 1) it will use quite a bit of battery and 2) I only have 128GB non-expandable storage on the Pixel 3. All of the FLACs I have would eat through that storage. I probably should have put that in the OP, my apologies! :(

 

FiiO M7 maybe? Reviews from its release are positive and it's down to $130 on Amazon. I may have answered my own question haha.

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2 minutes ago, Kobathor said:

 

I don't want to use my phone because 1) it will use quite a bit of battery and 2) I only have 128GB non-expandable storage on the Pixel 3. All of the FLACs I have would eat through that storage. I probably should have put that in the OP, my apologies! :(

 

FiiO M7 maybe? Reviews from its release are positive and it's down to $130 on Amazon. I may have answered my own question haha.

It's your potato my man, fiio makes nice stuff, I've been happy with everything I own from them.

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1 minute ago, EmoRarity said:

It's your potato my man, fiio makes nice stuff, I've been happy with everything I own from them.

Alright, thanks for the advice :)

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47 minutes ago, EmoRarity said:

It's your potato my man, fiio makes nice stuff, I've been happy with everything I own from them.

Same from me as well I always consider their shit with the exception of the e10k but the stuff I've had and tried recently from them are quality


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: b350 PC mate RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> Tin T2,Tin t3,Tin t4, QKZ VK4, Koss ksc 75,Blon 03 , Vido

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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