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Old 02-05-2008, 06:08 PM
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Default Portable Headphone Amps

I'm thinking about buying a portable headphone amp, but I guess I'm not sure why. My current headphones are Marshmallows with UE tips. I mainly listen to a Sansa Clip, but also a Zen Stone, and a Samsung YP-Z5. The Z5 is currently attached to my stereo system, and quite happy there.

Using this equipment as I wander around or ride a plane hasn't been a problem for me. However, it seems like the volume is low when the MP3 players is used in the car (cassette adapter or FM transmitter) or through some old powered speakers bought for a cassette Walkman.

I'm assuming that a headphone amp will help in the car or through the speakers, but I'm not sure about walking around. Except one more item to carry and charge (or carry extra battery).

I was thinking about the PA2V2 (made in Canada, and I live in Canada), but also read about the Headsix (European, triple the price). Presumably the Headsix is much better.

Does anybody have any comments that might be helpful to Me?

BTW, I saw a couple of amp comparison threads at Head-Fi but sorta got lost reading them and ended up more confused than I started.

Thanks for reading my little saga, and for any helpful comments, Steve
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