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post #1 of 6
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Is there really a purpose to buy a headphone amp if you're listening to music on your iPhone?

post #2 of 6

yes

post #3 of 6

For many headphones you can survive without an amp, but once you add an amp in between your iPhone and your headphones you won't want to go without it.
 

post #4 of 6

I think headphone amps are a waste of $ unless your not home a lot, for me an hk 3490 which has a pretty good dac/headphone amp in it and was more ethical since I can run my speakers and sub and my headphones at full swing with 1 $300 receiver.

post #5 of 6

@OP, depends on your headphone. It's only worth it if your DAP can't power your headphones to their full potential.

 

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Originally Posted by hdshatter View Post

I think headphone amps are a waste of $ unless your not home a lot, for me an hk 3490 which has a pretty good dac/headphone amp in it and was more ethical since I can run my speakers and sub and my headphones at full swing with 1 $300 receiver.

Not everyone has space for a hi-fi system, etc. I know if I did, then I would be using passive monitors instead of actives. Further, some headphones really do need a dedicated amp to sound the best.

post #6 of 6

Ya I thought I wasted $300 on my pro 900s till I bought a receiver then the bass came to life, good thing to I had it at -2db with +5db for bass and the right drivers wire shorted out now im getting it fixed for free lol. 

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