FiiO M6 and Sony IER-Z1R together, do I need a headphone amp?
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Gamerlingual

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Hi guys. I own a FiiO M6 and am considering buying the Sony IER-Z1R headphones. According to the FiiO specs as, the recommended impedance is between 16 to 150 Ohms for headphone output and the IER-Z1R uses 40 Ohms.

So based on this info alone, do I really need a portable headphone amp? Would those specs be enough to use just those 2 items? I don’t want to upgrade my FiiO M6 as I’m happy with it as my DAP. I listened to the IER-Z1R so far and it sounds amazing with my M6!DAP. However, I also used my Sony MDR-1AM2 and they sounded really close in performance after I tweaked the EQ settings on my M6 DAP.

If a headphone amp is recommended, I would prefer a USB-C charging type. But anyhow, buy an amp or don’t? What do you say?
 
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