I am a new member here, altough I have been reading this forum for more than a year now and enjoying it very much and learning a lot.
I started searching for information in order to upgrade my headphones.
I listen to a lot of Jazz and Classical Music and some heavy metal.
Now I use an iPod, with Apple lossless files and a pair o Sennheiser PX200II.
As I would like to have an increase in soundstage and ear the instruments in a more separate way, after reading several reviews I decided to buy, the relatively new, NAD Viso HP-50.
My first question is, do I need an amplifier. Probably half of you guys will say that, with only 32 Ohm I don´t, but the other half will probably say that the sound experience will improve.
I also have another doubt. How do I bypass the iPod's DAC. I have a Fiio L9 cable to connect to the bottom of the iPod. Does that means that the signal that comes out of it is digital and not analog I need a DAC to convert it? And does that means that with just an amplifier it won't work? Sorry for my elementar questions but I have not found any good explanation of how that works.
So with NAD Viso HP-50, an iPod and Fiio L9 cable, what do I need, for instance: a Fiio E11 (amp) or a Fio E17 (DAC/amp) ?
Thank you very much for any of your support and answers