Are balanced headphone amplifiers really better? (Benchmark)
I'm new to the headphone world, have been considering balanced headphone setup, assumed it would be superior to single-ended. Yet this company argues they're worse! I'd be interested to hear what folks with more experience on this topic think?
AUDIO MYTH - BALANCED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIERS ARE BETTER
[...] a voltage-balanced interface serves no useful purpose when driving headphones. The truth is that a conventional single-ended headphone drive is technically superior to a balanced drive. This paper explains why single-ended headphone amplifiers are inherently more transparent than balanced headphone amplifiers.