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Hello People,



 



I have a Yamaha home theater receiver (RX-V430RDS) and I am planning on buying the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohm.



I've been using the receiver for over a year now (mainly for watching movies). I can drive headphones up to 560 ohm.



Will it be good enough for my headphones or is a headphone amplifier better?



will a headphone amp really be an improvement, my budget would be 50 - 100 euro.



 



 



I am still a noob in audio and would like to get some help smily_headphones1.gif



 



Thanks in advance!


Edited by OlivierVDK - 11/7/12 at 10:06am
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I would say definitely get a headphone amplifier, preferably something with tubes (like the ALO Pan Am).

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I have a Yamaha home theater receiver (RX-V430RDS) and I am planning on buying the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohm.


I've been using the receiver for over a year now (mainly for watching movies). I can drive headphones up to 560 ohm.


Will it be good enough for my headphones or is a headphone amplifier better?

 

Sure. Why not?

 

 

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Originally Posted by OlivierVDK View Post

Will it be good enough for my headphones or is a headphone amplifier better?


will a headphone amp really be an improvement, my budget would be 50 - 100 euro.

 

A headphone amp might be an improvement. The problem is the market is saturated with low-quality, herd-mentality, flavor-of-the-month, look-at-my-shiny-tubes junk.

 

What kind of sound are you looking for?

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