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Grabbing a Nexus S by the end of August when I hit Uni. I'm going to be also selling my Cowon S9, headphones, etc., so I'm going to need a new player. By the sounds of it, the Nexus S is quite good, and supports FLAC, which is a great bonus. But there is a major issue with Noise when you use the headphones without an amp.

I'm wondering how an amp would eliminate distortion if it is coming from the same source, and also, which portable amp should I get? Nothing too expensive, I'm on a university budget.
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Grabbing a Nexus S by the end of August when I hit Uni. I'm going to be also selling my Cowon S9, headphones, etc., so I'm going to need a new player. By the sounds of it, the Nexus S is quite good, and supports FLAC, which is a great bonus. But there is a major issue with Noise when you use the headphones without an amp.

I'm wondering how an amp would eliminate distortion if it is coming from the same source, and also, which portable amp should I get? Nothing too expensive, I'm on a university budget.
Amp won't remove distortion, it'll create more if anything. Depends if your headphones even need the amp too.

Look at the Fiio E5
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A review I read said that when it was hooked up to an amp it eliminate a lot of the noise. Why would that be?

Thanks for the suggestion. Was thinking of that one. What other amps are there?
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get the CMOYBB from JDS labs

http://www.jdslabs.com/

he always has some on ebay and he will talk back if you contact him haha

awesome amp used it for years. Better than most everything else that i have tried.
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