Before getting to my question, I will provide a little background. I am just venturing into the headphone world from the Two-Channel domain where I have been active for the past decade. As a result I have quite a bit of HiFi gear, however, my current situation allows for only a small office system and everything else has been packed away for the foreseeable future. I am hoping my musical savior will be the headphone world.
Currently my office system consists of the following:
Amp (integrated): TEAC AI-2000 (designed by esoteric, dual mono)
Source: Rega RP3 (exact cart)
Speakers: Dali Zensor 1
I have no DAC as I have been an analog only guy, but will be buying one shortly, so many options to research.
Now to my question... Sorry for the long winded introduction.
I have been advised to try the Hifiman He-6s since I already have a somewhat decent speaker amplifier. My TEAC has a headphone out (no it is not an opamp powered unit, it uses the regular output through a series of resistors).
Is there a difference in using this headphone out rather than the HE-Adaptor or other speaker jack to headphone adaptor? I took a picture of the headphone resistors for the electrical engineers among the community who may be able to provide more insight.
Edited by captslow - 10/27/13 at 12:08pm