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Promoted 05-11-2016 by persian_mafia at 06:42 PM View Original Post
Adorama.com has Apogee Groove Portable USB DAC & Headphone Amp on sale for $234.99 - $25 Rebate = $209.99. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

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For a review of the Apogee Groove Portable USB DAC & Headphone Amp, head over to Engadget

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Edited May 10, 2016 at 11:34 AM by cricket702
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$235 - $25 rebate [adorama.com] = $210 + free shipping


very good usb amp to drive most of the headphones, including hd 600, hd650,, beyerdynamics, akg and even audeze
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Great price
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How's this compare to the $99 DragonFly Black?
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How's this compare to the $99 DragonFly Black?

i didnt use black but used the other. and can power 600ohm.
it also does 24bit/192khz vs 24/96 for dragonfly


there are probably many other differences, but it's a different product, IMO
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Too much for me
doubt it will be lower anytime soon Wink !
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You need a dac for high quality audio, portable ones are often underpowered and pretty much defeats the purpose of having one
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Quote from ShibaShake View Post :
You need a dac for high quality audio, portable ones are often underpowered and pretty much defeats the purpose of having one

this is both dac and amp. you plug headphones into it
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this is both dac and amp. you plug headphones into it
But his point is well made.
These portable amps don't have a separate DC line in to amplify the music properly. Their inbuilt amplification is, a lot of the times, underpowered.
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But his point is well made.
These portable amps don't have a separate DC line in to amplify the music properly. Their inbuilt amplification is, a lot of the times, underpowered.

sure, but i never heard anyone say it's under powered. i used it to power beyerdynamic t1 v2 when i had a loaner and no issues. same for hd650 and other beyerdynics. is it going to power lcd-3? it may have enough but it depends
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sure, but i never heard anyone say it's under powered. i used it to power beyerdynamic t1 v2 when i had a loaner and no issues. same for hd650 and other beyerdynics. is it going to power lcd-3? it may have enough but it depends
I have a creative soundblaster external sound card / headphone amp ( 600 Ohms) and it feels anemic.
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How it compares to micro streamer for powering hd650?
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Quote from alexslk2 View Post :
How it compares to micro streamer for powering hd650?

i cant speak to that but this can play higher quality audio, up to 192khz, vs 96 for micro streamer
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i cant speak to that but this can play higher quality audio, up to 192khz, vs 96 for micro streamer
Actually comments about portability makes some sense for me: I am not using hd650 outside of home so I may be better to look for non-portable DAC+AMP.
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Great list,but it's not cheap,thank
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