Hey guys. I'm new to the forums. I'm just a kid who enjoys gaming and is looking to get into the audiophile world.
So my question is: Will a good AMP make a world of a difference in sound quality?
Allow me to elaborate. As mentioned above, I've never really had that much knowledge of hi-fi audio. I've always been interested in getting the highest level of audio quality but it seems I haven't really experienced that. Most of my decisions have been uninformed. I bought a pair of Astro A30s about 5 years ago and thought they sounded good. I'm a bit more enlightened now to know that most gaming headsets sound pretty bad compared to headphones by true audio companies. I want to experience true hi-fi audio. Being a kid, I've never really had that much money but I've recently been able to scrap together enough money for the AKG K7XX since Massdrop is offering what is supposedly a good deal on them. I've read reviews on this pair of headphones and one of the major things I've noticed is that most reviewers said the headphones didn't sound as good without proper amplification. I won't have enough money for a proper AMP after this purchase. I currently have an Astro MixAMP from 5 years ago but I'm not sure if it is actually a good AMP since I've never experienced "good". I'm expecting the headphones to still sound good since they should still be a serious upgrade but I just don't like the thought that I'm missing out.
If I do end up purchasing this pair of headphones, will I be missing out on a lot of sound quality without a good AMP or will the Astro MixAMP suffice? How much of a difference will it make? I'm definitely going to pick up a good AMP/DAC later down the line. I'm currently looking at the O2. But will my experience really take a large hit during my time without it? Thanks for any advice or recommendations I get. I'm looking forward to joining the community.