Originally Posted by cloudy616
Originally Posted by BlackbeardBen
Perhaps a speaker amp (either through the headphone jack on a good receiver/integrated, or straight from the power terminals with an adapter) would work better than anything else for a reasonable price? They're plenty happy to run into 8 ohms, and will certainly not have any trouble with providing enough current. You're probably running into current clipping with your current sources.
Those are pretty bizarre looking - the leather (or pleather) cups are crazy! It looks like baby turtle shells or something...
Hi mate, it a good idea to try the heaphone on a speaker amp due to its low inpedance. Thx a lot!
Does it matter that the maximun input power of the headphone is 0.5W when connecting to a speaker amp?
Bur I really hope to know whether the E9 can work well with it because I don't have speaker amp.
PS. I really like KH 71's looking, LOL. One problem is it's too heavy, 500g.
I have no idea about the E9. The specs show a minimum of 16 ohms, but that may just be because so few headphones are lower than that. OTOH, it may be because it's not stable lower than 8 ohms, or has other issues.
I've got a Dayton DTA-1 amp, which I've just ordered some female 1/8" and 1/4" to stereo RCA cables for - I'm going to cut off the RCA ends and those will run straight into the speaker terminals. It's stable down to 4 ohms, and is only capable of +/- 6 V - which is on par with other headphone amps, although there are plenty that will do more. It can provide gobs of current - into 8 ohms it'll do about 6 Watts/channel. That's not much for a speaker amp but more than any headphone amp I know of. So, you won't have to worry about current clipping.
Oh, and it's on sale at Parts Express through February for only $34... At that price it's worth it just for speakers, let along headphones. I'm really impressed with it - it's every bit as detailed as my much more powerful Adcoms and Carvers. It just doesn't have as much power.
I'll let you know how it performs when I get the cables - I'll only be running my HD 600s and MS-1is through it though.