AKG 340 need amp?
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Hi all, I have the opportunity to pick up a set of AKG 340 headphones, the ones with the electrostatic/dynamic driver, and was wondering if you guys out there who have experience with these headphones can tell me whether or not they need a powerful amp to drive them?
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They need about 50wpc to sound their best...
 
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The K340s are great headphones. The transparent midrange, due to the electrostatic element, is fantastic. To my ears, at least, they have a fuller, richer sound than the K501s.
I don't know about wattage, but I do know that of all the amps I have, the Sugden Headmaster drives them the best. Although, until I (unfortunately?) discovered Headwize and then Head-Fi, I was very happy listening to them plugged directly into the headphone jack of my Carver Receiver. I also had a lot more disposable income back then.
 
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I used these phones on the headphone jack of my sugden A48 amp and they sounded great, though I think they sounded even better(or maybe just louder)when driven from the loudspeaker terminals.

If you drive them from the speaker terminals I would think that even a low powered amp would be able to drive them well.
 
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