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Quality amplification can improve the sound for any pair of good headphones

Depending on your headphones, there’s a good chance a quality headphone amp — or a headphone amp/DAC (digital-to-analog converter) combination — can breathe new life into your music. A headphone amp raises the low-voltage audio signal from a source device (be it a turntable, PC, or smartphone) to a sufficient level such that it can be converted (or transduced) into sound waves by the speakers inside your headphones.

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  • The HiFiMAN Jade II Electrostatic Amplifier boasts analog performance from an all-solid state design. Sleek and compact, the amplifier is equally at home in a rack, on a desktop, or nightstand – anywhere listeners prefer to enjoy their favorite music. (Headphones sold seperately)
  • The Shangri La Amplifiers will reveal the power and emotion of music.  It features a discrete 24 step attenuator to ensure no added distortion in the system and advanced technology like mesh metal stators, working close to the ultra-fine diaphragm, offer superior openness and minimize distortion. Made using the finest hand matched 6SN7N Vacuum Tubes currently available in the world, they function so closely to the output offers a warm and sumptuous sonic quality the finest Tube amplifiers are known for.
  • Have you ever wondered how to achieve the quality sound and soundstage of a component system and speakers without filling up several hundred square feet of space? Electrostatic headphones offer this experience.
  • The MHA150 is a superbly capable source and headphone amplifier. The MHA150 continues to take advantage of unique McIntosh technologies to create the best possible personal listening experience regardless of the headphones used. The Autoformer technology found in their large mono and stereo amplifiers has been adapted to produce three headphone impedance ranges of 8-40, 40-150 and 150-600 Ohms so that every headphone will receive the legendary McIntosh sound quality and performance.
  • With the MHA50, you can listen to your music with McIntosh sound quality no matter where you go. The handheld MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier can make your music sound its best – and likely better than you’ve ever heard it before – through your wired headphones.
  • The Pre Box RS2 Digital uses excellent sounding DAC chips that rival very top-end models with a design based on the Pro-Ject S2. The feature set is extended and driven to new heights and the result is a fantastic sounding and very versatile box. The RS2 is the perfect partner for the cream of the crop of high-end amplifiers and speakers alike!
  • The Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 B will drive any headphone with ease as it puts out powerful 1100 mW into 33 Ohm. It has three different current settings to match any headphone type and features four gain settings for high impedance headphones as well as sensitive in ear monitors.
  • Head Box RS is a reference quality headphone amplifier with fully balanced tube input stage (double triode tube 6922) and single ended, class A "FET (Field Effect Transistor)“ output stage. It offers balanced and unbalanced input as well as balanced and unbalanced bypass connectors for using the pass-through input signal with other components.
  • If you are looking for a high performance DAC and headphone amplifier, the Head Box S2 Digital comes fully equipped for the highest demands of the modern audiophile and is sure to impress.
  • When it comes to delivering high class sound through the output of modern devices such as laptops or smartphones, they all fail on their own. They don’t have enough power to reveal the true potential of today’s headphones. Head Box S2 has enough power to unleash highest sound quality from any headphone.
  • The most universal & future-proof high-end pre-amplifier, DAC, headphone amp! Pre Box RS Digital combines all features of DAC Box RS plus a very linear pre-amplifier with both solid-state and tube output stages, that can be selected alternatively.
  • The Pre Box RS2 digital is the most universal & future-proof high end pre-amplifier, DAC, headphone amp! The Pre Box RS2 Digital is the bigger brother of our award winning and ground breaking Pre Box S2 Digital. It uses the same excellent sounding DAC chips as the S2 version, proving once again that the Pre Box S2 Digital was already at the very top of high-end DACs and absolutely beyond its competition.
  • The Marantz HD-DAC1 headphone amplifier is an ultra-high quality dedicated Headphone Amplifier creates simply amazing sound because it uses Current Feedback amplification technologies from Marantz’s high-end Premium 11 Series. Headphones have always added extra intensity to music, now with the Marantz HD-DAC1 that intensity reaches new climactic heights. This completely new product category comes with a new design, but as always with the unmistakable Marantz family resemblance.
  • Anyone using a Sonos system or an Apple TV should consider the Parasound Zdac v.2. The Zdac v.2 does a great job of recreating the full sonic potential of a PC or Mac and is a true overachiever whose performance bests that of much more expensive DACs.
  • The Neo 430HAD is a genuine “tour de force” loaded with numerous state-of-the-art features,a dding a high-quality DAC to the popular 430HA amplifier. This fully balanced, pure analog amplifier using a discrete transconductance circuit topology, selectable gain setting (14 or 20dB), an oversized power supply and a defeatable analog crossfeed circuit. Rated at 667mW at 600 ohms and 8W at 50 ohms, the Neo 430HAD will effortlessly drive any headphone to its full potential.
  • The Neo 430HA is a genuine “tour de force” loaded with numerous state-of-the-art features. This fully balanced, pure analog amplifier using a discrete transconductance circuit topology, selectable gain setting (14 or 20dB), an oversized power supply and a defeatable analog crossfeed circuit. Rated at 667mW at 600 ohms and 8W at 50 ohms, the Neo 430HA will effortlessly drive any headphone to its full potential.
  • The 230HAD is a high quality headphone amplifier providing high volume levels, a DAC and a line-stage preamplifier all housed in one very stylish package. Perhaps you already own a high-performance music system and have a craving to listen to headphones without making a compromise.
  • This USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier takes over from your PC or mobile device’s built-in amp. Original digital audio – including High-Resolution Audio – is processed by the PHA-3, creating a dramatically superior soundstage for enhanced listening.
  • Enjoy improved sound from almost any digital source by sending the signal through the PHA-1A. Breathe new life into your collection of audio files, and fully appreciate the advantages of High-Resolution Audio. Just plug in and let the PHA-1A do its magic, as you relax and rediscover your music.
  • Designed for discerning headphone enthusiasts who demand the most from their headphones, we suggest the McIntosh MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier. The MAH200 offers a versatile set of connectivity options, including balanced inputs and outputs, allowing nearly all headphone types to be connected to enjoy an extraordinary personal listening experience.


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