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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:19 pm 
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I really prefer vintage, but what do you guys recommend for use with a fisher x-100 amp?


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This means a separate amp? Maybe my question is more like what headphones is best for the headphone out of a tube fisher?

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This means a separate amp? Maybe my question is more like what headphones is best for the headphone out of a tube fisher?


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ryanmerc wrote:
I really prefer vintage, but what do you guys recommend for use with a fisher x-100 amp?



I have the HIFIMAN HE400i running off a Schiit Valhalla 2 right now and they sound magnificent and I have also been eyeing up the HIFIMAN HE4XX on Massdrop


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can you give us some additional information like:

1) Price range?
2) What type of headphone do you prefer?
3) Portable use or home use?
4) Do you intend to use an headphone amp or directly from the Fisher?

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Given the trend back in the day was to use a high output impedance from the headphone out, I would suggest looking at headphones in the 300ohm or higher range. Certain Beyerdynamics and Sennheiser models would fit that bill.

Headphones are really something you have to try before you buy for it is not just the sound quality that is important but also the fit. There are a few great shops within the GTA that allow in store demos. And given the unknown’s of the HP out of your Fisher amp, as much of a PITA this maybe, I would bring it along. Or talk to the stores about a home demo.


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Are you referring to the X-100, X-100-A, X-100-B or X-100-C?

The original X-100 had no direct headphone output so it needed an external headphone adaptor can (basically an aluminum tube with a pair of 330 ohm dropping résistors and a 1/4" headphone jack). Today, you would probably be better off with an external headphone amp.
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Models A, B and C all featured a built-in headphone output, that was essentially the same circuit as the external headphone adaptor can. Ther were all made to drive 8 ohm headphones, as that was what was being sold for hi-fi use.
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