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Would a cheap headphone amplifier improve sound quality at all?

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I just got a pair of Shure SE215's and I'm in love.  Now i'm looking for anything that will help out the sound quality.

I was wondering if I bought a cheap headphone amplifier, like the FiiO E6, would it change the sound quality at all?

Here's my current setup: Ipod Classic>(FiiO E6 would go here)>Shure SE215

I will be changing my setup soon to a Sansa Clip+>(FiiO E6)>Shure SE215

 

Would it be worth it to pick one up?  Would it help sound quality at all?

 

Thanks

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Bump?

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Originally Posted by D-Cone View Post

I just got a pair of Shure SE215's and I'm in love.  Now I'm looking for anything that will help out the sound quality.

I was wondering if I bought a cheap headphone amplifier, like the FiiO E6, would it change the sound quality at all?

Here's my current setup: IPod Classic>(FiiO E6 would go here)>Shure SE215

I will be changing my setup soon to a Sansa Clip+>(FiiO E6)>Shure SE215

Would it be worth it to pick one up?  Would it help sound quality at all?

Apple products seem to come with decent support for audio.

As the Shure SE215 are only 20-Ohm, I'm guessing getting the E6 will offer no sound improvement.

But the E6 is cheap, so your welcome to give it a shot.

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Originally Posted by D-Cone View Post

I just got a pair of Shure SE215's and I'm in love.  Now i'm looking for anything that will help out the sound quality.

I was wondering if I bought a cheap headphone amplifier, like the FiiO E6, would it change the sound quality at all?

Here's my current setup: Ipod Classic>(FiiO E6 would go here)>Shure SE215

I will be changing my setup soon to a Sansa Clip+>(FiiO E6)>Shure SE215

 

Would it be worth it to pick one up?  Would it help sound quality at all?

 

Thanks

 

Not really. The Clip+ is already like an amp, its close to 1 Ohm output impedance, negates the need for an external amp.

post #5 of 5
Yes absolutely. Same equipment as almost + android htc one. have se210 and SE315 + E06. Best $25 I have ever spent.


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