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Hey guys,

Is there a need for a headphone amp with a pair of good earbuds, such as JVC Marshmallows??

Was thinking of buying a CMoy off ebay, just to get into low end audiophiling

Thanks,

Chris
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you won't gain much with marshmallows, but say a pair of ksc75's which don't cost much will sound better with a good amp.

To really tell a difference you'll want high quality music files and a DAP with a line out so you can bypass the internal headphone amp circuit
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Will an ipod not work?? I have about 15GB of Apple Lossless files on it...
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Like Solo said you probably won't hear a change because the Ipod can handle the JVC Marshmallows easily, but if you move onto bigger headphones such as the hd650's they are 300 ohms and an average portable mp3 player will not be able to power them and that is when you buy an amplifier.
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what quality lossless btw?
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what quality lossless btw?
It is just another format, Flac lossless is the best format, at least in my mind because it is a compressed file but yet it still retains all the sound quality of when it was uncompressed. While other lossy formats such as mp3 files (horrible) when compressed sound like crap.
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an iPod will work as it is a DAP.


if you already have lossless files and are interested then I would recommend you spend your money on a better pair of headphones first, then get a better amp.
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