Why Do I Need A Headphone Amp?
A good speaker needs a good power amplifier to sound its best. A headphone is a miniature speaker, and needs a good miniature power amp--a headphone amp--to sound its best.
With good headphones, a good source, and a good headphone amp you'll be pleasantly surprised at the level of audio performance you get. In fact, while speaker systems can out-perform headphones in terms of imaging and visceral impact, headphones can deliver much superior resolution and detail. The most common reaction folks have with their first experience listening to good headphones with a good amp is, “I’ve heard stuff I’ve never heard before, I’m going to have to listen to my whole music collection over again.”
In addition to the dramatic headphone listening improvements you’ll get with a quality amp, you’ll also find a good headphone amp will ably serve as a pre-amp, which allows switching between multiple player inputs and the capability of driving both headphones and providing a pre-amp output for your speaker system.
HeadRoom makes a variety of headphone amps from the low-cost, portable Total AirHead Amps to the astonishingly good Ultra Desktop Amp , with the Micro and Desktop Amp lines falling inbetween. Please feel free to contact our expert sales team at 800.828.8184 with your questions for great advice on putting together a headphone system that will get it right between your ears.
Anatomy of HeadRoom's Desktop &
Ultra Desktop Headphone Amps