i am new to all of this but can I use a headphone amplifier with the Z2?
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Of course you can, I use the Z2 all the time with my amp (it's an E11) through the headphone jack.
I have heard that it might not be great for the sound quality, though. The Z2 doesn't have a LOD like Apple or Sony players do, meaning that when you plug the amp into the 3.5mm jack you will be 'double amping' (simultaneously using the built-in amp as well as whatever portable amp you plug in). My understanding is that with a LOD, you really get the full benefit out of the amp.
This hasn't really stopped me from using the amp; I think it sounds fine with it. I prefer the amp's warm and bassy sound for electronic music, and I like the player on its own when listening to most other genres.