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Can anyone tell me if I need a headphone amplifier to get better sound quality. Just received these in the mail and to tell you the truth my daughters $40 Sony headphones sound way better. Please help . Feeling cheated
Yes. Everywhere I read up on these cans people have said you will want a decent amp to drive them. Apparently you'll hear a clear difference with/without an amp. My pair will likely be arriving next week along with the Jotunheim amp from Schiit Audio I ordered. I also recommend running them for a few hours straight to burn them in. Also, if this is your first open-back pair of headphones, you may not be used to its sound profile or you might just prefer a more closed, bassy type of headphones. Definitely give them a chance though.
You need a good amp and it needs a lot of burn in time. I remember mine being excessively harsh at the beginning (esp. unamped/poorly amped); now it sounds phenomenal.
Thank you for the information. Looking forward to hearing them after burn in time.
Thanks for the feedback. Looking forward to them after the burn in time.
Yes, these take a fair amount of power to drive them. I wouldn't try to use them without an amp. I am using the Fiio portable amp E11K ($59 retail) with them and it does the job.