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Do note that this amp has an output impedance of 3.5 Ohms. While this is ok for normal headphones (usually between 32-64 Ohms), anything below that could potentially suffer problems due to insufficient damping. Pity because the original NX1 had an output impedance of <1 Ohm IIRC.
Why would you use an amp to drive 10 Ohms IEMs? Or worst, shit thin cans? If your source can't drive 10 Ohms on its own, there's a problem elsewhere... it's not the amp the issue IMHO.
Its not that an amp is needed only for driving high impedance headphones. A good amp can provide a cleaner and thicker sound. It allows for source to be at max digital volume so as to send more details to the amp and the amp can control the volume without losing much details.