Headphone Amplifiers and Digital-to-Analog Converters
To get the very best from your headphones, using an outboard headphone amp is the way to go. Some headphones are very efficient and will work just fine straight out of your portable device. Others are a bit more power-hungry and will sound way better if you use an amp.
Likewise, to make your digital music files sound as good as they possibly can, you need a high quality digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
Sure, every computer and smartphone has a built-in DAC (otherwise they couldn't turn digital files into sound) but let's face it, optimizing your music's sound quality was not the manufacturer's top priority. Fortunately, we have a great selection of portable amps and DAC-amp combos to make your music sing like never before.