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  1. #1
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: birmingham

    Posts: 67
    I'm henry.

    Default Headphone amp

    Hi all after a cheap head phone amp for very occasional listening say budget 50 -100 recommendations or offers most welcome regards H

  2. #2
    Join Date: Oct 2010

    Location: Lancashire

    Posts: 194
    I'm Alf.


    Hi Henry

    Are your phones high or low impedance jobbies as this will affect choices and suitability of head amps for your phones.

    Techy SP10 mk 2 playing my Vinyl, Aries Mini/Chord Qutest doing digital, Ear Valves amplifying and big JBL's presenting a room full of fun

  3. #3
    Join Date: Jan 2020

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Posts: 2,470
    I'm Andre.


    Very subjective these things. Some people will say a certain unit is not great, another will say the opposite. Also tricky judging one unit with a certain headphone.

    I use S.M.S.L 'SAP-9' with AKG 'K141 Mk.2 & Citronic 'CE-22'

  4. #4
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: birmingham

    Posts: 67
    I'm henry.


    They are B&W p 1 s does this help ?

  5. #5
    Join Date: Dec 2019

    Location: Eilean Siar

    Posts: 3
    I'm Phillip.


    I can recommend:
    Schiit Magni 3+ or Schiit Magni Heresy - https://www.audiosciencereview.com/f...reviews.10311/
    JDS Atom -https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-new-jds-labs-atom-headphone-amp.5262/

  6. #6
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: birmingham

    Posts: 67
    I'm henry.


    Opppps meant B&w p5

  7. #7
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

    Posts: 311
    I'm Andy.


    Recommend the Myryad Z40 - great headphone amp and also works very well as a pre amp.
    Got mine for £95 a few years back - not sure if they are still available in the UK?
    Main system:

    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. SME V. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. Denon 103M cart Cairn Boost Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Pure Sound A30
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

  8. #8
    Join Date: May 2013

    Location: Rotherham

    Posts: 533
    I'm steve.

    Default Headphone amp

    Check out the Askewlabs website. A British one man band who builds everything himself, he does mains or rechargeable battery options, had one of his early battery operated ones when I went through a short lived headphone phase, couldn’t fault it. Think he gives a lifetime warranty on them if memory serves.


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  9. #9
    Join Date: Apr 2013

    Location: Easington Lane

    Posts: 2,093
    I'm Vince.


    I totally agree with Andy about the Myryad Z40. A cracking remote controllable headphone anp that has pre-out, so can be used as a pre-amp. The sound is rather nice as well. Definitely worth hunting one out.

  10. #10
    Join Date: Jun 2014

    Location: bolton

    Posts: 182
    I'm howard.


    I have a meier corda concerto amp you can have for £100 delivered


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