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Originally Posted by coreyL;11907772 
Yeah, cool. No one help me even though I've asked like 10'times and even made a thread asking if the Vmoda crossfade lp sound any better with a headphone amp for fidelity than my iPhone.

Google can help!Seriously,check some reviews and try to get an idea of how they compare to other headphones.
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post #9072 of 38156
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Originally Posted by Royraiden;11907829 
Google can help!Seriously,check some reviews and try to get an idea of how they compare to other headphones.

I googled it for 2 hours on trying to find a comparison to hd 555's alone. You think I haven't tried that?

I couldnt find a comparison to anything but the dr Dre beats which are garbage. I've heard both. Te crossfade wins hands down. That guy was an idiot and didn't make a good review at all.

Someone help me find compairisons and if the crossfade lp sounds better with a headphone amp please.
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If they sound good to you just get /use them.As for the amp I have no knowledge about them so I cant help.
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post #9074 of 38156
Crossfade lp's impedance is 32ohms, probably won't benefit much from an amp.
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Purchased an ATH-A700 two weeks ago. Please add.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000;11908143 
Crossfade lp's impedance is 32ohms, probably won't benefit much from an amp.

So you're saying the amplification ohm for ohm on a headphone amp is no better than an iPod?
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Originally Posted by coreyL;11908319 
So you're saying the amplification ohm for ohm on a headphone amp is no better than an iPod?

Are they too quiet? I'm just saying they won't sound that much better. They will certainly be able to be louder with an amp.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000;11908431 
Are they too quiet? I'm just saying they won't sound that much better. They will certainly be able to be louder with an amp.

They are more than plenty loud, but will fidelity or bass get better with an amp?
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Originally Posted by coreyL;11908554 
They are more than plenty loud, but will fidelity or bass get better with an amp?

I don't get why you ask for opinions then shoot it down when they give it.

The impedance isn't high at all (it's actually quite low), therefore you wont benefit from an amp as you would from something like the older hd555's (older supposedly had 120, newer ones have 50. See my link for source).

Here was a quick snip from a review I previously read that explained the concept mentioned well enough for now. (nevermind that they are from an hd555 review)
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All things being equal, more impedance means less volume for a given volume knob setting, and the amplifiers in most portable audio devices (and a disturbing number of non-portable ones) can't manage a whole lot of clean output voltage. Even if background noise (which'll come straight through open headphones) and the goofiness of big headphones with a little MP3 player aren't an issue for you, therefore, the original 120-ohm 555s may not quite cut it without an outboard amplifier of one kind or another - though 120-ohm impedance isn't that high, and some of the higher-quality portable players can pump out decent voltage.

Just the same, though, low-impedance (32 ohms, usually) or very-high-efficiency (more noise per milliwatt) headphones are better for portable use, and higher efficiency is, all things being equal, a good thing in general.
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Originally Posted by W4LNUT5;11908814 
I don't get why you ask for opinions then shoot it down when they give it.

The impedance isn't high at all (it's actually quite low), therefore you wont benefit from an amp as you would from something like the older hd555's (older supposedly had 120, newer ones have 50. See my link for source).

Here was a quick snip from a review I previously read that explained the concept mentioned well enough for now. (nevermind that they are from an hd555 review)



Dude I get the fact the headphones dont need to be louder. I don't care about getting louder. I care about would the better quality amplification actually make my crossfade lp SOUND better?

It seems like you'd tell me to use a 110 watt garbage Sony receiver over a 150 watt macintosh tube amplifier because the klipsch speakers I don't own have a very high efficiency of 96db, when the macintosh would probably sound ALOT better with a very good pre amplifier.

I know alot more about home audio than headphones, so can Somone actually help me and let me know whether or not I would be getting more clean audio with more fidelity with my crossfade lp off of an amplifier.

And I know what impedance for speakers does. The higher the impedance, the more the voice coil of the speaker will resist the current it is receiving, meaning the same current going into a 4 ohm subwoofer will make a 1/2 ohm sub play ALOT louder. Sound quality is not about speaker efficiency, or about how loud a speaker gets. It's about how well it reproduces the sound, what I look for to reflect this is desirable SPL levels with the lowest possible THD in the specs.
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