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Do Arias need an amp?
SMSL SU-9/SP400. Like most IEMs, the Aria SE doesn’t need a desktop amp to power it properly. I did get the best sound out of my desktop stack but I would prefer a brighter source for the Snow Aria and the SMSL stack I use is very good at not adding too much color to the sound.
Do you need amp for Moondrop?
Do You Need Amp To Drive Moondrop Chu? No, you don’t need a dedicated amplifier to drive the Moondrop Chu. Similar to most other IEMs, they can be easily driven by a smartphone, laptop, or PC, thanks to their higher efficiency (120dB/Vrms).
Do I need an amp DAC?
It is not possible to use a DAC without an amplifier. The purpose of a DAC is solely to convert digital signals into analog waveforms. When the conversion has been made, the audio signal is too weak to be received by the sound source. Therefore, an amplifier is needed to boost the signal to an optimal level.