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Looking for an amp, I'm a headphone noob.

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I'm getting a pair of Audio-Technica ATHM50S headphones, my current pair (Some $30 Koss model I got from walmart) are too quiet.  Even with the computer volume maxed out and the pandora/CD/youtube/etc maxed too....it's not loud enough for me.  So I'm guessing the ATHM50's will be too quiet as well.  So I'll probably want an amplifier, right?  I see there are portable amplifiers, and desktop...anyone want to fill me in?  Thanks!

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Quality beats quantity any day of the weak. Good cans at a low volume are way better to me that middle of the road cans at ear busting levels. Take care of your hearing. Once it is gone, it is gone, you can not buy new ears. (Currently listening with my amp set to 3 on a scale from zero to 79 and my cans are quite hard to drive...)

 

Most people buy headphone amps to give a better quality sound. Not to generate huge loudness.

 

There are lots of portable amps out there that will in many cases improve the sound out of your computer. Just take care.


Edited by Hooster - 11/12/12 at 4:19am
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