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Do the AD700's need an Amp?

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Or should I just plug it straight into my onboard sound?
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It doesn't need amping. They have 32Ohm resistance, which in headphone terms means easy to drive. Attach/plug them to any sound source that you like, preferably a decent sound source.
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They benefit from an amp, but id give a unamped ad700 a 9.8 and a amped ad700 a 10. lol, the amp slightly increases the bass, but thats about it. (fiio e5 with mine) but yes.
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They benefit from an amp, but id give a unamped ad700 a 9.8 and a amped ad700 a 10. lol, the amp slightly increases the bass, but thats about it. (fiio e5 with mine) but yes.
I don't even know what an amp is. Could you link me a decent one under $25?
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nah, your fine without one with the ad 700's. I got those actually without an amp, they have low resistance so you won't be needing one.
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I don't even know what an amp is. Could you link me a decent one under $25?
if you don't know what it is, don't get it , it's a VERY small SMALL increase, the thing with an amp is that it can also change the sound so it depends on the person to, the ad700s will be just fine for you , if you want to use them with an ipod or something though, a fiio e5 would work.
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if you don't know what it is, don't get it , it's a VERY small SMALL increase, the thing with an amp is that it can also change the sound so it depends on the person to, the ad700s will be just fine for you , if you want to use them with an ipod or something though, a fiio e5 would work.
Actually I am using them specifically for gaming purposes with the sound card in my sig. Do I still not need an amp?
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yeah, don't get a amp then. just plug em in and enjoy
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They benefit from an amp, but id give a unamped ad700 a 9.8 and a amped ad700 a 10. lol, the amp slightly increases the bass, but thats about it. (fiio e5 with mine) but yes.
How is that thing? I have been thinking about getting one but I don't want to waste 25 bucks lol.
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My HD598s sounded decent with my ipod touch 2g and they have 50 Ohm resistance and a spike to 300 Ohm around 100Hz. Don't spend any money on an amplifier.
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