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Is there a newsletter or society for people who believe that headphone amplifiers are largely redundant scam products?

Discussion in 'Sound Science' started by ag8908, Feb 19, 2014.
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  1. cjl
    Actually, putting an O2 or similar in line with a laptop's built in headphone jack can improve sound, depending on the details of the configuration. If you are driving low-impedance headphones and the output of the headphone jack distorts with high(ish) current, putting a headphone amp in series between the jack and the headphones could substantially improve matters, since it will look like a high impedance (easier to drive) load to the headphone jack, and it should have no problem at all driving the low impedance headphones. On the other hand, if the headphone jack is outputting poor quality sound independent of the presence of a low impedance load, adding the headphone amp really won't help matters at all.
     
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