Hello, this is my first post so I will straight up apolagise if I haven't done something right. I currently have some <£30/<$35 on ear headphones which I'd like to uprade, except when I plug them straight into my iPod the sound is good but not great (reason for uprade), yet when I dock my iPod and plug them into my stereo, making use of the amp, they sound a lot better. Am I right in thinking that buying a fairly cheap portable amp such as this CMoy- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180503567345&category=3274&_trksid=p5197.c0.m619
will not make much difference to the sound quality?
I am currently thinking of uprading to closed back cans such as an Audio-Technica ATH-A700 or A500.
So basically, should I just get better headphones first then possibly a portable amp, or chance an amp now? Only asking because my current headphones actually do sound a lot better through my stereo, so was wondering if the amp above could provide the same increase in quality :)
If you need them, stereo specs- http://www.sony.co.uk/product/hmi-ipod-hi-fi/mhc-ec79i
And headphone specs-
- Driver unit: 57mm diameter dome
Impedance: 64 ohms
Sensitivity: 107dB ±3dB
Frequency response: 5Hz to 30,000Hz
Thanks for reading