Headphone amplifiers

Sometimes headphones require more power to be usable. That’s usually the case with high ohm rating headphones like the Sennheiser hd 660’s. Most consumer headphones fall below 70 ohms and thus don’t require an external amplifier. Also tube amplifiers can be used to give sound a different quality. They add warmth and slightly distort the sound.

On this page we only list headphone amplifiers, we personally would recommend. All items featured are sold on Amazon.

Audioengine D1 24-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter

 
The D1 DAC allows you to bypass your computer’s low quality soundcard or headphone output and send audio through USB or optical. D1 then converts the audio from digital to analog without losing any audio quality.

AudioQuest - DragonFly Black USB DAC /Headphone Amplifier

 
Offers tremendously enhanced sound, higher value, and significantly lower power consumption than the original award-winning DragonFly. Works with Apple and Android phones and tablets.

Designed to significantly improve the sound quality of your existing digital music devices, DacMagic 100 is capable of extracting real hi-fi sound from all manner of gadgets.  DacMagic 100 digitally processes the audio signal, improving sound quality and reducing distortion in an instant. The result is greater detail, sparkling clarity and a real sense of scale and drama.

Linear class A design, pure sound. Sounds natural and completely engaging and reveals the true character of any music that is played through it. The rHead is more than capable of driving the most demanding of headphones.

Little Bear B4 Portable Vacuum & Valve Tube Headphone Amplifier HiFi for Phone

 
Portable vacuum tube headphone amp. The device can't work while charging.  Due to there are microphone effects on all tubes, you may hear some signal interference noise caused by 4G, Wi-Fi.

FiiO E10K USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier (Black)

 
Portable. It features a selectable bass boost and low-pass filter, both with circuitry optimized for a low noise floor when engaged, allowing you to customize the sound of your audio to your tastes. The unit connects to your laptop via its Micro USB connection, which also provides it with power.