I am asking this because I am deciding what I am doing cable wise. I know there are adapters but honestly they degrade the sound IMO. So If your favorite amp was SE and you preferred it to all your balanced amps Would you stick with the SE or is balanced better no matter what? I am thinking a better amp or one I like better is more important than what termination it utilizes? I can make an adapter but I would hardly listen to balanced amps and I have some very good ones. I just prefer a particular amp that just happens to be Se. With specific headphones that prefer SS. Also, what is the point of all these amps that have SE inputs and balanced out? They are not actually balanced! This includes I believe the new Sony unit that has been well received. Many amps are like this. Then there is the odd amp that has balanced input and SE output. Also not truly balanced! Balanced is not the only factor in a headphone amp but rather the quality of the actual amp IMO. There are SE amps in one manner or another that will smash balanced amps 3x their price. What I prefer was a rare gem. Doubtful anyone could get one.