What is a headphone amp?
A headphone amplifier is a miniature power amplifier specifically designed to drive the tiny speakers inside headphones. A headphone amp provides more clean power and volume for high-end headphones, but can also benefit most headphones with improved musical detail clarity and faster dynamic response.
With good headphones, a good source, and a good headphone amp you'll be surprised at the level of audio performance you get since top headphones can deliver much superior resolution and detail versus speakers. The most common reaction folks have with their first experience listening to audiophile headphone systems is “I’ve heard stuff I’ve never heard before, I’m going to have to listen to my whole music collection over again!
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