Hello all. I tried searching the forum first as to not ask a repetitive question but I could not find exactly what I was looking for.
I have recently purchased the Fiio e17 amp with Beyerdynamic Dt 880 250 ohms which I will be using on my 2012 iMac.
Now, when plugging my headphones (with no amp) into the computer, I get a decent volume. It won't go too loud, but it's not bad.
I also tried plugging the headphones right into my droid to play some songs. Once again, not too loud, but decent.
Now, when I plug the headphones into the amp, then the amp into the computer (via usb) or into my droid (via aux) the sound is really low! Even with the volume controls turned up all the way on my computer or droid, and turned up all the way on my e17, I get a much lower signal than with no amp.
How does this make sense? How am I getting a lower volume level while using the amp, but when I leave the amp out of the equation and go right into my computer, I get a decent sound.
So basically as an overview of my problem....
When using my headphones with my amp, I am getting LOWER volumes at max levels then when I use NO amp.
Am I just using the amp wrong...or do I simply just not need it?
ps - When headphones are plugged into my mbox, I am able to get a nice loud volume out of it. This is unrelated, but the headphones work with the mbox, but the Fiio makes the volume way lower.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!