Ultra Cheap Amp for Akg K702 Under 50$ or should I get easier to drive headphones

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  1. Youssefatta

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    Hi
    I recently have bought koss ksc75 as my first good headphone and I'm enjoying it .then I want to get a decent headphone and keep ksc75 for portal use. I searched alot and I decided to get k702 considering it was 350$ MSRP And now it is 105£ in uk
    I will buy it from Amazon uk and shipped to egypt through mediator site and as well the amps .I have asus b450 mb it has Supreme fx 1220 with ksc75 the dac is good without hiss or noise but the amp uses its half power to get ksc75 loud enough so with k702 then I want to get amp with it. I'm 21 student so my budget is limited to 50$ for Amp. So help to choose one of those or recommend another.
    OR better I get easy to drive headphones like X2HR or ATH-900ADX or sennheiser hd599 .I will use it for gaming and music and movies,The list Are
    1- creative sound blaster E1 50$ MSRP and I will get it renewed for 37$
    It is amp +dac + built in mic and line in mic
    2- fiio A1 + My mb dac for 37$
    3- ToppingNs1+My mb dac for 52$
    4-Syba sonic dac+amp for 58$
    5- sabaj audio D2 dac +amp for 55$
    6-Smsl idol dac +amp for 52 $
    7- Xtremepro x1 dac+amp for 40$
    8- creative sound blasterx G1
    7.1 soundcard for 37$
    9- Creative Labs Sound Blaster Play! 3
    for 25$
    All prices include shipping and customs to my country egypt,thx and sry for my English
     
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    Hi!

    Please introduce yourself here and read the rules. You know....like it says to do on the big banner on the top of every page we have here.

    I will move this to the advice threads section. In the future, please post them there, or use this all-purpose advice thread (the latter is generally preferred because usually these questions have low shelf-life and don't contribute to the content for the forumes).

    As a warning, this community is small and you'd know what we are like if you read the rules that I pointed you towards. I will outright say that I'll be downright shocked if anyone here has heard 2 of the things you've posted. We haven't heard everything and it isn't our goal to hear everything*.

    My advice to you is to just try your K702 through what you have right now. You shouldn't have problems driving the K702; it's 62 ohms impedance and 105 db/mW sensitive. I have no idea how much things cost on your side of the world; everything I would recommend is out of your budget and is probably not easy for you to obtain (Schiit).

    *there is a reason why our goal isn't to hear everything that senior members here will inherently know. If you know, you know.
     
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    Don't get the K702, it's mostly a boring studio headphone, I personally sent mine back right away. The K712pro is so much better (but out of your budget). Anyway, staying in your budget, get the SHP9500/HD599/ATH-900 (personally not a big fan of the X2). would be ideal if you can audition it in a store in your country.... Drive the headphones from your asus supreme mobo as long as you're on a tight budget, and save up for a modi/magni stack from Schiit. I'm sure you can get it through mediator site, too.

    In any case this site has rules, and asking for general advice should go in the all purpose advice thread.
     
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    Build or pay someone to build you a CMoy with high gain, a clean and reliable power supply and if possible in dual mono configuration.

    Not joking. I had one and I stumbled on it by accident/luck. It powered my old AKG K500 enough to even give it some more slam in the low-end.

    It is not the cheapest option but a well built and powerful CMoy can be really, really good.

    Good luck.

    P.S. This is the best advice I can give you. You are lucky I have a weak spot for AKGs.
     
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    And personally I feel the K612pro is better and also cheaper.

    If you're going to be playing it strictly from the computer, there are some internal cards that offer plenty of punch. I don't know what's popular now, but years ago the popular one was an Asus Xonar that people would roll opamps into. Maybe you can find a used one that's within budget?
     
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