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Decent Headphone Amp

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Mattbot2, 7 Jun 2010.

  1. Mattbot2

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    Hey guys,

    Looking for a nice Headphone amp for my 80 ohm Beyerdynamic DT770's for sub £50. They sound really nice through my Hi-Fi but they could do with some more juice.

    Matt
     
  2. robnut

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    Are you really gonna notice anything amping 80ohm? maybe find a tube amp to change the sound.
     
  3. Oddball

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  4. Mattbot2

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    Thanks Oddball, will have an ask on there.
     
  5. adamau5

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    why do you specifically mention ohms as the determining factor for needing an amp?
     
    Last edited: 8 Jun 2010
  6. 666_Pounder

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    Little Dot I+ Great budget amp, I've been using one for a few months with DT880 250ohm and AKG K701s.
     
  7. MichaelHo

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    I've got a go vibe amp which I got from head-fi. Don't think the guy makes them anymore, do you want it?
     
  8. Participant

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    How do these (headphone amps) integrate with an X-Fi sound card, for example? Can most pass through an optical signal from a sound card or would they normally have to be connected to the sound card's stereo jack?
     
  9. monkeyspank

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  10. 666_Pounder

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    If the card has RCA outputs you can connect straight up, there are probably amps with optical out there but usually you'd then use a DAC as well, I have up on my xfi and just use a USB DAC + Headphone amp.