Hello, new head fier here and I recently bought HD 518s (Don't murder me, I'm a college student). However, I do love music very very much and having played the piano for the last 15 years or so of my life, I would like to understand the science behind the music that comes through my audio systems.
The first problem I've noticed going through all these headphones threads is whether amps could "drive" headphones. I've read up on the glossary and common terms and all the audiophile stickied threads and what not, but couldn't find a direct answer to this. I just read some stuff on low impedance headphones, high impedance headphones, current, and voltage, but didn't understand how to get more current and voltage, or from what to get the extra current and voltage. I might not even be on the right track!
Could anyone explain to me what "driving" headphones really is? Or what is a driver?
I have a Fiio E07K (again, don't murder me, I just heard that it's good) and Sennheiser HD518s, and the music is good, but I want to understand how to make the music better precisely, by getting bang for the buck. Thank you all and am looking forward to being in head-fi!
Edited by epkrnftblluva - 4/13/13 at 8:29am