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Good amp for the audio technica ath m50s le for unser $50?

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First of all, I'd like to say I'm not an audiophile at all. I barely even know what an amp does. I got the audio technica ath m50s le and was wondering if there are any tood amps out there for it for under $50, preferrably portable. If all amps do is make the headphones louder, then I don't want an amp though, or if that's the main thing it does. So, what exactly does an amp do and what would be a good amp for the audio technica ath m50 le for under $50? All responses are appreciated. Thank you in advance!"
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I don't think you need an amp for the M50 but you could try. I use a fiio e10 for my laptop and I am happy with that one for the price. (Not portable)

 

Ccmoy bb203

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First of all, I'd like to say I'm not an audiophile at all. I barely even know what an amp does. I got the audio technica ath m50s le and was wondering if there are any tood amps out there for it for under $50, preferrably portable. If all amps do is make the headphones louder, then I don't want an amp though, or if that's the main thing it does. So, what exactly does an amp do and what would be a good amp for the audio technica ath m50 le for under $50? All responses are appreciated. Thank you in advance!"

 

Heya,

 

The M50 doesn't need an amplifier. It's very efficient (low impedance, high sensitivity). An amp in this case will only make it louder and add higher gain to it. I wouldn't bother, save your money.

 

Very best,

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Amps can improve SQ, if the drivers are underpowered with your current source. The ATH-M50s are pretty effiecient, so you probably have enough power as is, so an amp will not help you.

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