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Sony STR-de475 receiver as headphone amp ?

post #1 of 3
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Hello,

 

I have two pairs of headphones right now.  Modded SR80s and fischer Audio FA-011 (160ohm)  i have a portable cmoy 2227 amp that doesnt do well with the fischers.  I just found this Sony 5.1 receiver in the trash and seems to be in good working condition.  How does a receiver like this compare to a dedicated headphone amp ?  am i wasting my time with it ?  Seems like people are a lot more gung ho to use a $200-300 headphone amp then something like this that can be had  for free or $20 from a goodwill...

 

 

 

specs:

 

 

  • 80 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (40-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD — or 80 watts x 5 in surround mode
  • 24-bit DSP for 11 modes (including Dolby Digital, DTS, Pro Logic, and Digital Cinema Sound)
  • digital inputs: 1 optical, 1 coaxial
  • 2 audio and 3 A/V (including one 5.1-channel) inputs
  • preamp-level subwoofer output
post #2 of 3
Thread Starter 

After a bunch of tweaking i got it working pretty well.  I have optical cable going from my work pc to the sony.  Then my headphones plugged into the front.  treble +6  bass is -2 on most music  sometimse 0.  I am starting to really enjoy these fischers now.

 

 

 

Bass is very powerful, when i use the cmoy amp bass is gone but its much brighter or forward. 

post #3 of 3

There are some vintage receivers that have a pretty good headphone out section, some guys are still using them to power even 600ohm headphones. 

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