So I just joined the Head-fi forums after reading two buying guides for headphones. I settled on the AKG K240's. I like them, but I get some interesting results, that I'm sure will make sense to someone more experienced than I.
- When I plug them into my android, I get mediocre volume, they just don't get very loud. (i.e. If I turn them up all the way they get to a decent volume IMO.)
- When I plug them into my wife's iPhone, I get good volume. If I turn it up all the way it gets a little uncomfortable, not melting my brains by any means.
- When I plug into my PC, (which is what I bought them for) I get mediocre volume again. I have to turn it all the way up to get a volume I'm ok with. I would like it louder.
My old headset is a creative Fatal1ty MK II gaming headset, which from my extensive reading in the last two days is a cardinal sin for which I am still repenting. However, they are much louder than my K240's. So I was wondering what my best option is for upping the volume. I am inexperienced here, but am wondering if an amp would solve it? Also I was considering a new sound card that may have an amp built in, I'm using the onboard sound on my motherboard atm.
Edited by phearbot - 8/11/12 at 2:32pm