Originally Posted by wnmnkh
Yes. Once ruined, you can't make the sound better. Latter is the case.
Yes, go buy a cheap preamp, and connect to your headphone amp.
Thanks, quick and straight to the point!
i'm not sure it is ruined though. i haven't actually ever used the headphone jack until now and it isn't super awful just not very good. I want to be able to listen to vinyl in all its glory but when I tried it wasn't so glorious. I wondered if it was the headphone jack; so I tested it with a portable CD player and the detail through my headphones is much better when i plug straight into the cd player than it is if i plug the cd player into the stereo and then plug the headphones into the stereo headphones jack.
Originally Posted by PurpleAngel
What is the make and model of the headphones and the stereo receiver?
What is your whole audio setup?
You do not really want to plug an external headphone amplifier into the receiver's headphone jack.
the headphones are 250 ohm DT880s and I haven't yet decided on what amp to get for them. The receiver is an AKAI AC-M300, the record player is AKAI AP-M300. Thanks, I guess I could either get a knew integrated amp or just get the cheap behringer preamp.
just as an aside, I have another stupid question: If i got a DAC and amp in one would it work and just become an amp if i plugged it into the phono preamp to listen to vinyl?
I really need to start learning about electronics as at the moment it is all just guesswork.
Edited by Noob Meister Jr - 12/7/13 at 9:44pm