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headphones on integrated amplifier class AB

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Hi everyone !!!

 

First sorry for bad English...

I recently bought the AKG K400 headphones and after a couple of hours of listening them with Sony TA-AV501 amplifier wonder how better can it be. I am delighted with the dynamic and sound details that I have with headphones and have a question:

Is the quality of the sound on headphones connected to the amplifier class AB near the quality of the sound on the speakers connected to the amplifier class A?

 

I've never listened to Class A amplifier, nor do I have the opportunity to do so. I go to a logic that amplifier 2 x 110W can play with headphones as a kitten with the flower.
 

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Speaker amplifier class topology has little, if not nothing, to do with how it will drive a headphone. You can have the best class A amp but the part of the circuit meant for driving headphones can have some issues, like having an output impedance of 120ohm, which is common on older receivers and integrated amplifiers. My Grados absolutely sucked on my NAD amp, which did a little bit better on my HD600, but ultimately the HD600 still sounded best with just the headphone output on the Marantz CD60. It uses a dedicated Philips headphone driver chip still in use in some DAPs today, like the S:Flo2 if I remember right.

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