headphone amp

  1. D

    Upgrade Options - PC or Seperates

    I currently have two setups one while working at my laptop and the other a hifi separate's, tend to spen 4-6 hours a day listening on laptop and couple evenings on the separates. Worth pointing out that separates is in a large conservatory (I know) so i do near field listening - no option on...
  2. camcroft

    Schiit Magni 2 Headphone amp

    I am thinking of selling one but not sure how much to ask for. Any ideas. Thanks
  3. Maninblack64

    Headphone amp or no headphone amp?

    OK- I'll try to be specific. I've been moving stuff around in the house and I've ended up with my Yamaha RN-602 amp/streamer spare and unused. It is hard to sell because it's bulky and difficult to post (not got the box). So I had an idea- I'm thinking of getting some high-quality headphones and...
  4. Loomah

    Question Headphone amp with or without a DAC

    Hi I bought an iFi Zen CAN late last year on the basis that it was one of very few headphone amps in my price range that didn't incorporate a DAC. The reason for that is that some time ago I was discussing it in an AV store with a view to connecting to my AK70 mkii. I was advised that because...
  5. E

    Yamaha R-N602 - two Qs (Line out/headphone amp, wired speaker A/B volume)

    First question: I'm thinking about adding a headphone amp to the setup and am confused about how I would connect it. There's no dedicated passthrough as far as I can see but Lines 2 and 3 have both input and output. Are the outputs on these constantly live/outputting, regardless of the input...
  6. raymondkerr

    Question Marantz NR1509 AV Receiver - using a headphone amp ?

    I am having issues with the built in headphone socket on my NR1509 Receiver, I want to be able to connect an external headphone amp. Where on the back to I connect this ? I have pre-amp RCA sockets marked subwoofer which I don't use.
  7. A

    Question Headphone amp - how to set up ? help needed

    Hi there I am new to the forum so maybe allowed one stupid question? I have a rega elax amp and it is connected to a decent record player - a Funk Gett. The amp has no headphone output, so I just bought a Schiit Vali 2 figuring it cannot be hard to set up !! The record player is of course...
  8. pixelandsoda

    Preamp output vs TAPE Record output socket

    Hi guys, I have my Graham Slee Novo headphone amplifier connected to the TAPE Record output socket in my Musical Fidelity x-80 amp. I'm wondering what is the difference between this socket and the PRE-amplifier OUTput socket in X-80? Would it be possible to connect the headphone amp to the...
  9. DJ Dave

    Question Connecting Headphone Amp to Cambridge Audiio CX A60

    Bought the above amp today. I have a Lehmann Linear headphone amp. Can only see a Pre Out on the Cambridge Audio, so I presume this is suitable to connect the Lehmann? I’ve noticed that the Cambridge Audio needs to be cranked up past 12o clock and even then I’m having to turn the Lehmann up...
  10. creepyg

    Question Sennheiser HD599, do I need a headphone amp?

    Evening all, Picked up a set of these from the Sennheiser outlet store. Although I've read they don't desperately need it, I'm curious as to whether they'd benefit from a headphone amp? Been using them with the headphone output on my Yamaha receiver and it seems to do a pretty good job. Though...
  11. D

    Question Headphone amp connection advice needed.

    I've just bought a Questyle CMA800R Golden headphone amp to partner my Sennheiser HD 800S headphones. This will be the first time using an external headphone amp and I'd appreciate some advice please: 1. The headphone amp will be connected to my Arcam FMJ A32 integrated amp. Looking at the...
  12. RimBlock

    Looking for next upgrade.

    Hi all, I have an Emotiva TA100 amp / cad hooked up to my PC linking to my JBL 306p studio monitors and Emotiva 8" sub. I like the setup but cant help thinking the amp part for the TA100 is going to waste, plus it could be better used in the bedroom. I am therefore looking for some...
  13. pixelandsoda

    Question Cracking sound coming out the headphones after switching off the amp.

    Hi there, I've recently upgraded my system with Graham Slee novo headphone amp of which input has been connected to the Tape Rec output of my Musical Fidelity X-80 amp. I have noticed a cracking sound/noises coming out of my headphones after switching off the power of the MF amplifier, but...
  14. Shez10001

    Headphone amp to drive Final D8000

    I have a Sugden Bijou headmaster, will it drive my Final D8000 headphones 60 ohm impedance and set at 98db?
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    Answered How to connect a headphone amp to Monitor Audio A100

    I am looking to add a headphone amp to my Monitor Audio A100 amp as it doesn’t have a headphone jack. I currently have my Rega RP1 turntable connected via a NAD preamp. What would be the best way to connect this?
  16. B

    FiiO DAC vs Onboard DAC

    Hello So, I am looking to buy a basic headphone amplifier/dac from FiiO to get started and as a probable upgrade from my motherboard's onboard audio. My motherboard is a Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H which has 'Realtek® ALC898 codec' which supports up to 24bit/192khz. So, my two current options that I am...
  17. EndlessWaves

    USB Headphone DAC options

    I've been using a Mini-ITX PC with integrated sound for a while and it's just not up to the standard of my previous Creative X-Fi soundcard when used with my Audio Technica AD700 headphones. So, I'm pondering ways to improve it. I don't have a slot for an expansion card, but I do have empty...
  18. L

    Headphone recommendation help

    I’m looking to invest in a new set of high end headphones. I was looking at the oppo mp2, can anyone recommend alternatives? Budget is around £500. I’ll be using my I phone 8plus with tidal. I’ve read that the I phone is unable to play flac files so would consider a Dac such as the mojo or...
  19. R

    Connecting Headphone Amp to Pioneer SC-LX901 How do I ?

    Hi I want to connect my Headphone amplifier Woo Audio WA6 to my Pioneer AV Receiver SC-LX901 so when I listen to the Spotify or Tidal app in the Pioneer it can be listened to through the Woo Audio Headphone amp Is this possible ? and what connection on the back of the Pioneer do I need to use...
  20. K

    Question NAD D 3020 V2 as a headphone amp?

    Anybody here using this amp mostly (or even exclusively) as a headphone amp? If so, what are your opinions of it? It has had favourable reviews in this regard from the hi-fi press but interested to know if any forum members are using the D3020 V2 as a headphone amp. I am thinking of putting a...
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