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(Not sure if this is the right area to post this question, if its not I apologize)

I just purchased some ATH-M50s. I'll mainly be using them for music thru my iPod & some thru my PC. I'll also be using them for gaming when I don't wanna be loud which is around 10% of the time I game (Not the reason I bought them, I know these arn't the best cans for gaming). Hip-pop, Rap, R&B, Pop, etc. is the music I listen to.

One of my concerns is, my iPod 30gb classic broke on me. My dog chewed the charger cable & me being cheap thought I could fix it. I cut the chewed part off & redid the cabling. I got it to work for me a couple times, but I ended up unplugging it one day & replugging it back in. This time it didn't go so well. I seen a spark & my iPod was connected. Ever since then it hasn't been able to charge. It just stays at the, "Please Wait Very Low Battery screen". This isn't what this thread is about, but if anyone knows anything about this issue & could help me out i'd really appreciate it! I'm not sure if its the whole mainboard that needs replacing or just the battery. thumb.gif

So back to the topic, ever since my iPod broke i've been using my phone to listen to music when i'm on the go. Its not the best phone (HTC Hero). Will I benefit from an AMP? The one I was looking at was the Fiio E5. Wasn't looking into spending more than 50$.

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No, you won't really find any benefit for those headphones.
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No, you won't really find any benefit for those headphones.

Alright, thanks. I was just wondering because the music volume from this phone sounds really low.

+rep!
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I retaliate, you will benefit from an amp
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No, you won't really find any benefit for those headphones.

Alright, thanks. I was just wondering because the music volume from this phone sounds really low.

+rep!

If you seriously have volume problems, you could get the signal amplified to provide louder sound, yes, but you won't notice a change in the music itself.

If you just need something to make your headphones louder on the go, an Fiio e6 is what you would need.

or Fiio e5 is you want to save 10-12 dollars.
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The one I was looking at was the Fiio E5. Wasn't looking into spending more than 50$.

Fiio E5 will help with your volume problem and it's $17.50 on amazon right now.
http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-Headphone-Amplifier-Micca-Cable/dp/B002V5M5E6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1321787348&sr=8-3
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