Hello forum. I'm kind of a newbie to headphones. I have pretty much made my choice as to what sound receiver and headphones I plan on getting but I'm not sure which amp to get, or if I even need an amp to begin with. This is primarly for gaming and movies. I asked around and after many suggestions and research on my part I plan on getting the Yamaha RX-A720 sound receiver and the Hifiman HE-400.
Now, sorry if these questions sound stupid, like I said I'm really new to all this. I've been told that amps can bring a lot of defitnition and power to sound. I understand that for, say, something like an Ipod, which can't generate a lot of power, an amp would be very useful. The other day I tried my senheiser 495 that I bought a long time ago, on an Ipod Nano and I was able to crank up the volume to the max without the sound being too loud. So obviously it's a device not powerful enough to make that kind of headphones really sing. But if we're talking about a home theater sound receiver, the way I understand it, that kind of machine has more then enough power to get the most out of any kind of headphones. Now, am I right in thinking that? Would an amp like the Hi-Fi Man EF2A Tube USB DAC Headphone Amp
still make a noticable difference in sound?
And lastly, how would I go about setting this up? Would this kind of device go in-between my sound receiver and my headphones? Thanks for any input.