Originally Posted by gruiz3
I've had my he-400's for a decent amount of time now. I don't really feel like i need an amp. Would and amp really make that much of a difference on the sound presentation? I use a galaxy note 2, it's been rom'd and i have a nice kernel on the phone that lets me use most if not all the hardware features of the wolfson dac. So i've never really delved this far into the headphone spectrum. Kind of a runaway train aspect. Had the hd 598's for like a week and then bought the he 400's from a member here on headfi. Got impatient in waiting, the shipping was fast dont get me wrong I'm just extraordinarily impulsive sometimes and bought the ue 900's locally off of cl. I am very happy with both being powered by my phone. So, would usb out of my phone and and amp improve quality enough and increase the presence of the music on the he 400's? And would a solo fiio e17 be enough? Im looking at ibasso, jdslabs and fiio for my considerations.
I think my he400 sounds good straight out of my ipad.
that being said, amping does make a difference. stronger bass, more dynamics, better separation. how much it improves the sound depends on your expectations going in.
If I were you I would sell those other headphones, keep the he400 and buy either a fiio or o2/odac.
or since you think it sounds great out of your phone, do yourself a favor and stop now. dont buy anything