Originally Posted by Melvins
hey guys, haven't posted in a while...
have been listening to most of my music on the go, was wondering if my v-moda m80's would ready benefit from a simple portable amp? currently using them with my iPhone 4 and spotify. sometimes i also use my magnums too, so the amp would ideally benefit those. which..can benefit easily from anything but yeah. was really thinking about just buying a pa2v2 again. anyone use it with the headphones listed? thanks for your time
The M80 doesn't need an amp at all. Does it benefit? Sure, but you may not actually hear any benefit. But theoretically it should provide a small benefit in the form of signal clarity, stability, etc. Just remember it can only do that to what signal it's given, which is coming from your iphone, so it's not like it can fix a problem if your phone's output isn't already "clear, stable, etc." Keep that in mind. The Magnums do benefit an amplifier. So that's a better reason to look at having one.
Virtually anything will work in this area. PA2V2, Fiio E11, CMOY, etc. All are good. Go with which has the features, size, etc, that you want.