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Old 06-18-2012, 04:25 PM
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I have Sennheiser HD 380 pro's the player I'm using is my iphone 4, I was wondering if I should just pick up an fiio e5/e6 just so I can use the lineout, unless I need a better amp to drive these headphones?
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:28 PM
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They are low impedance and high sensitivity, so no.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:30 PM
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I assumed, just for the sake of being able to use the lineout would be enough to justify buying a decent amp.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:42 PM
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I assumed, just for the sake of being able to use the lineout would be enough to justify buying a decent amp.
There is basically no reason to use a line out, except with things like stereos.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:56 PM
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There is basically no reason to use a line out, except with things like stereos.
From what I've heard, the lineout quality of apple devices sounds better then the headphone port itself.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:57 PM
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I will add that some of us use an amp "because we can". But I find using an amp with a phone, an iPhone at that, to be a waste. The iPhone has quite enough driving power for the HD380 Pro. They were designed to be easier to drive than the HD280 Pro. As stated, no amp needed.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:27 PM
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From what I've heard, the lineout quality of apple devices sounds better then the headphone port itself.
Thats nonsense. Where did you read it?
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Thats nonsense. Where did you read it?
I agree, it IS nonsense. The hp out on the iPhone is excellent. And whoever said otherwise is full of crap.
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From what I've heard, the lineout quality of apple devices sounds better then the headphone port itself.
Youíll read that kind of bullshit from the same people that donít believe in testing other than what their golden ears supposedly hear. Take a look at dfktís measurements on his cowon X5L of heaphone out VS line out. Per the test you can easily see that sometimes lineout isnít as good as the golden ears claim Ö X5L Line Out VS X5L Headphone Out
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