Need help about portable amplifiers, DACs: I'm about to buy my first serious headphones.
- Thread starter Rox15
- Start date
I listen music everyday for about 2 hours. I listen to pretty much every genres (pop, rock, alternative rock, funk, jazz, classic) except for electronic music and hip hop. I love bands like Incubus, Foo Fighters, Jamiroquai, but the list is endless. I listen to music to what I think is a normal volume (60-70% iPod max volume).
The help I ask you is about my "portable" configuration. I listen music with an old iPod mini with the Apple EarPods (LOL, I know), and I want to buy a good pair of Headphones like the Sennheiser HD 558 or HD 598.
I searched a lot in many forums, and the few things I think I understand are:
a) iPod (mini) DAC is really poor;
b) I need an amplifier.
Now, the questions I have are:
1. If I buy headphones like the Sennheiser HD 558, can I use them just plugging them in my iPod?
2. If not, would an amplifier or an amplifier with DAC like a FIIO E17 in between be a solution or the problem is really the iPod?
3. If the iPod is the problem, what other portable source do you suggest me to buy?