Never ask Dfkt for his opinion on Hifiman products - they are his evil nemesis and he has a secret dungeon filled with voodoo dolls of Fang.
aha i see - i am using the RE-252 and RE-262
You think an amp isn't neded ?
Thanx for the feedback on this....
Not sure what you read into my review of the Arrow, or between the lines. Maybe read the "sound" and the "reality check" paragraphs of my review again. The J3 doesn't need an amp for the phones I use with it, other players/phones might benefit from one. For the J3 that's a good thing, in my opinion - one less brick to lug around. An amp isn't a magical device that improves everything it's tacked on, but it might help fixing flaws in players that need some fixing. Or if you want to drive a HD650 with your J3, the Arrow might be a good choice as well - but as for any IEMs I use with it, it's not needed.