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New headphones or should I buy an amp first?

lupo

Active Member
Hi,
I currently using an old set of Sennheiser HD540's Driven by an old Pioneer A400 Amp And Denon 2803 AV Receiver, I have been using as sources my iPod Connected to the Pioneer and my Denon 2910 dvd player connected to the Denon 2803.

Should I buy something like a Graham Slee Novo amp or replace my headphones with Sennheiser 650's first?
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
Source > Quality of Recording* > Headphones > Amp > Cables

*http://www.avforums.com/forums/port...avforums-codec-bitrate-discussion-thread.html

I regard the first 3 as of equal importance. Upgrade your headphone before an amp. Always. £ for £ you will notice more of a difference. Amps do make a difference but don't buy one until you have a solid foundation to build from, so to speak

Coincidentally I have the Novo on loan: (good things -> good people)
http://www.avforums.com/forums/head...ed-headphone-150-250-300-a-5.html#post8634793
 

lupo

Active Member
I have ordered HD650's from Play. £170.99 delivered.
Looking forward to trying them out and finding out the improvements over the burning in period.

PS. Can you let me know what you think of the Novo.

Thanks.


Kevin
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
I will, but if you read my link I couldn't find my cable so had to order one :rotfl:
 

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