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Sounds like a good deal, but doing those mods might be tough, at least for me. It took me a long time to get just one opamp(lm4562) soldered onto my x-fi xtrememusic because I couldn't figure out what the problem was, luckily it was only a solder bridge.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Beerme View Post
scone. unfortunately, and this is gonna cost me,
Yeah it is!

Tip - eBay Amerr'ca. I picked up some Grado SR-60's for £35 shipped. They retail here at about £70 or so. Damn fine bargain. Always be on the lookout and don't be scared to wait a week or so extra for shipping.

/Wigsy's top tip.
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don't mind the shipping time, the missus, on the other hand, is a different story......
    
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actually no... tey acutally make adapters specifically for that reason. a headphone amp is an amplifier, for headphones, your headphones sound good beacause the sources (ipod, PC, TV, w/e) have good amplification circuits in them, but audiophiles, that use large headphones need more power to drive them, so the audio from a portable device (ipod/mp3 player) may be too weak to unleash the potential of the headphones. So an amplifier is used. After that fact amplifiers are generally used to improve the balance and sound quality of the source audio in its transmission to the headphones. That being said audiophiles use dedicated amps, instead of onboards, and such due to their greater build quailty, parts, and sound signatures, as well as gains, db boost.

BTW: Berrme, that mod sounds like it will make it into a pretty good amp. although I would personally replace the pots as well...
Thank you for correcting them.
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well simply don't want people running around with the wrong ideas in their heads, if all you need is a 1/8th to 1/4 converter, then get one... don't buy an amping circuit...
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