- Jul 25, 2008
alright so i'm a headphone noob and just discovered my passion of audio clarity -- i chose headphones because of their audio reproduction capabilities similar to that of an amp/speaker combo that would cost 10 times more, and i usually get my serious listen on around 11-12 at night so i want to keep it discrete. there is a good chance i'll probably be purchasing AKG (k501, k601...~k701) or one of sennheisers mid-high end audiophile cans like HD600's or so. But i hear you need to amplify these things, and an ipod ain't gunna cut close. I'm sorta on a budget and want to spend the majority of my money on the phones. I found an old ~'81-'82 Technics Japan SU-V9 stereo amplifier inh my basement, that works perfectly with a pair of old Bose shelf speakers and i want to adopt it to use as my headphone amplifier. It has the 1/4" headphone jack at front but i was wondering if an amp of that... "vintage" would be able to power the preceeding cans listed. Any advice/knowledge that could be applied to any aspect of this situation would be greatly appreciated.