- Sep 28, 2015
i think the rule of thumb is 4x output impedance, so you're pretty much there. also, iirc, it really would only be an issue at very high volumes. and 3rd, you can try them with what you've got and see how it sounds - the ultimate but most subjective test. or are you looking for an excuse to buy another new toy?
I thought I read somewhere it was like 8x or so. And I assume the high volume issue would be mitigated with the amp? I'm still a loss for understanding all this stuff. From what I gathered the high impedance of the output coupled with the low impedance of the headphone would result in potentially altering the frequency response of the headphone and/or loss of detail. But then I thought that would be fixed by an amp - but I never saw that mentioned so it's probably not the case. Also the concern of the amount of electrical noise inside the case.
I don't want to spend more money if I don't have to. But I also don't want to be disappointed, or live in the land of "ignorance is bliss" thinking that my cans sound great when in reality they aren't nearly what they could be.