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I have some new HD595s and would it make my iPod sound better? Or are these just a waste?
    
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The Fiio E5 helps a bit. It won't bring out much in the sound, but it will give you a bit more volume. They are actually surprisingly decent amps.
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alright thanks, these babies pack a good punch as it is
    
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They would be a waste on an iPod, IMO.
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They would be a waste on an iPod, IMO.
Why? Wouldn't you save the iPod battery a ton by using an amp to crank it up to power the cans?
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Why? Wouldn't you save the iPod battery a ton by using an amp to crank it up to power the cans?
No because most of the battery live is used by processign the mp3. If your using and IEM then the portable headphone amp might bring out our sound to some really high end IEMs, but otherwise it really isn't useful.

With the HD595 you want to get a more of a plug in amp. I have zero DAC/AMP and only when I really crank it do I get more sound stage. I really want to get a tube amp when I have paid of more debit. I have a son now so my spending money has been really capped.

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Edited by scaz - 3/22/11 at 8:40am
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