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Amp with extra Bass boost, for someone with lone tone hearing loss

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I don't know much about amp and headphones and that sort of thing... I am trying to set up a system where I can hear the lower tones of music I am trying to listen to (mostly classical is the problem). I am listening off an iphone 5, and will probably be getting the Sennheiser Momentum's. Do you have any recommendations for a portable amp? I would like something that I can use to turn up the bass so I can hear it, without having to turn up the overall volume. I don't know if that is possible though. Also, is there an app for the iphone where you can do something similar? Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!

 

P.S. I am looking to spend around a hundred bucks or so.

 

Casey

post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

Help.... :-) any ideas? lol

post #3 of 9

Find a msuic app with adjustable EQ in the app store?

 

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Originally Posted by Ode2Joy View Post

Hi all,

 

I don't know much about amp and headphones and that sort of thing... I am trying to set up a system where I can hear the lower tones of music I am trying to listen to (mostly classical is the problem). I am listening off an iphone 5, and will probably be getting the Sennheiser Momentum's. Do you have any recommendations for a portable amp? I would like something that I can use to turn up the bass so I can hear it, without having to turn up the overall volume. I don't know if that is possible though. Also, is there an app for the iphone where you can do something similar? Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!

 

P.S. I am looking to spend around a hundred bucks or so.

 

Casey

post #4 of 9

Portable amps from companies such as Fiio's and Practical Devices typically have bass boost switches, to various degrees of effect.

 

For Desktops there is the AMB M3 which has a bass boost knob.

 

Or as stated, you can always use EQ.

post #5 of 9

As an alternative to an amp, you could install Rocbox (google it) and you the equalizer it provides - then just turn up the bass. Rockbox is free, btw.

post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ode2Joy View Post

Hi all,

 

I don't know much about amp and headphones and that sort of thing... I am trying to set up a system where I can hear the lower tones of music I am trying to listen to (mostly classical is the problem). I am listening off an iphone 5, and will probably be getting the Sennheiser Momentum's. Do you have any recommendations for a portable amp? I would like something that I can use to turn up the bass so I can hear it, without having to turn up the overall volume. I don't know if that is possible though. Also, is there an app for the iphone where you can do something similar? Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!

 

P.S. I am looking to spend around a hundred bucks or so.

 

Casey


If you only need a more bass the better thing is to set properly the EQ. Alternatively you could try a Fiio e5 e6 with bass boost

post #7 of 9
Digizoid Zo2?
post #8 of 9

A bit more expensive but the bass boost on this amp is awesome:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/654405/ican-amp-review-a-new-amp-that-gives-you-more-more-bass-more-soundstage-and-more-detail

 

Oops, I just noticed this is the portable headphone amps forum and the iCAN is a desktop amp. redface.gif


Edited by Nirmalanow - 3/7/13 at 9:26am
post #9 of 9

Another option could be the JDS Labs cMoyBB v2.03 that have bass boost function:

 

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=cMoyBB203

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