How is line out different than
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the headphone jack at max volume?

I see many posts lamenting the fact that certain portables don't have a line out jack. Is the S/N ratio better on a lineout?
 
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I don't know the specifics yet (others here will post that
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A real line-out should bypass all EQ and headphone-out stages. I think sony's line-outs are fixed at 2.5 mw or 1/2 their max output.

You need an amp to enjoy the line-out of course, but you get more detailed sound, less distortion and more power to drive better headphones. And probably longer batterylife.
 
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the line out bypasses all of the cdp's equalizations, and, most importantly, own headphone amps, giving you a clearer, undistorted sound.
 
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