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Newegg is having a huge sale on receivers, so would it be a good idea to get one? So it would be like "sound card --> receiver --> headphones" or some configuration like that.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...name=Receivers

Also seems like Onkyo has the largest price cuts.

EDIT: Also this receiver will be getting a price cut to $150 on Black Friday: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=82-120-068
Anyone?
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post #5362 of 38369
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Anyone?
Great deal on the receiver, but personally if I were going to spend that money it would be on a dedicated headphone amp. Yes, high-quality receivers do usually have a decent headphone circuit built in, but for the amount of cash you'd be putting out you have plenty of very nice headamps to choose from which are purpose designed and built to drive headphones before all else, not recieve/switch/apply DSP/amplify/process video/etc, and then have a headphone jack, too.
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Happy thanksgiving fellas, hope all of you have an enjoyable holiday .
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Happy thanksgiving fellas, hope all of you have an enjoyable holiday .
Same to you, sir.
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Happy thanksgiving fellas, hope all of you have an enjoyable holiday .
Right back atcha' Bryan ...

Currently half way through the White Stripes, "White Blood Cells" album ...



    
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Right back atcha' Bryan ...

Currently half way through the White Stripes, "White Blood Cells" album ...



YouTube - The White Stripes Offend in Every Way
such a great album
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Anyone?
Sure , but a tube amp would be better More expensive though

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Happy thanksgiving fellas, hope all of you have an enjoyable holiday .
Thanks mate!
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buying a receiver to get a headphone amp is a bad idea IMO. Receivers are primarily (especially cheap ones) speaker amps/processors and most just throw a headphone amp in as an 'added feature' or afterthought. You could likely get the same performance from a Cmoy. Now, some manufactures like Marantz actually put a little thought into the headphne amp, but something from the low end Sony/Onkyo probably wouldn't be great.
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buying a receiver to get a headphone amp is a bad idea IMO. Receivers are primarily (especially cheap ones) speaker amps/processors and most just throw a headphone amp in as an 'added feature' or afterthought. You could likely get the same performance from a Cmoy. Now, some manufactures like Marantz actually put a little thought into the headphne amp, but something from the low end Sony/Onkyo probably wouldn't be great.
right on-

like he said , the amp uses its "power" towards the speaker outputs , not the headphone output.
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defiantly suggesting just getting a powerful headphone amp... maybe there are tubes in your future?
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