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Is a portable headphone amp needed with htc m8?

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I just bought a JDS labs Cmoybb portable amp for use with my ath m40x headphones, with audio source being HTC m8, a phone that is known for its good audio. I am wondering whether or not an amp is even necessary for this phone, because I don't see a sound quality difference other than if gets way louder. I can't listen to the phone's default max volume anyways because it's too loud.
Edited by dobleman - 10/18/14 at 10:48am
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I just bought a JDS labs Cmoybb portable amp for use with my ath m40x headphones, with audio source being HTC m8, a phone that is known for its good audio. I am wondering whether or not an amp is even necessary for this phone, because I don't see a sound quality difference other than if gets way louder. I can't listen to the phone's default max volume anyways because it's too loud.

 

As your ears are the ultimate and final judge of what audio you like and your ears judge the M40X to sound just as good plugged straight into the M8, as with the E6.

It would seem you have no need for using the E6, with the M8.

Same thing happened to me with my E6 and Clip Zip audio player, E6 is somewhere in a box collecting dust.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 10/18/14 at 12:18pm
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You should be fine without an amp in this case. The HTC M8 specs are very good, and it has a pretty powerful amp with about twice the max voltage you'd probably need. At least going by some tests I've seen online.

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