I searching for a decent pair of headphones at a reasonable price, something in the $100 range. I will be using them with different audio sources including iPad and iPhone.
To get the best results and sound do I need an amp between the source and the headphones?
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Good luck with that, or did you leave a zero off the amount you want to spend by mistake.
Just kidding, here is a great website to do some research http://www.head-fi.org
I'm looking at these for a $100, anything more would be overkill for me.
Well then, what are you waiting for?
My wireless Sennheiser's are going on 6 years old now and still sound great. I love wireless. It lets me wander around the office (printer, coffee...), mow the yard and generally just not be connected by a wire. They sound great too. Worth every penny, but about 3x what you want to spend.
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Like I already said, What are you waiting for? You can't lose for $100, I'll bet you spend more than that on a nice dinner for you and the Mrs., and the next day it's not worth crap, oh wait, it is crap the next day.
Thank you for your input.
I originally went that way and then moved to a Rogue Audio amp/pre amp solution (Atlas and Metis Magnum) with a headphone jack. It is great for vinyl, which is what I seem to enjoy most, and then have a sonos for streaming music to it.
It all comes down to what you want to pay, however me, personally, I would stay away from beats.
Good choice - classic Sennheiser sound with a slight emphasis on bass. Be aware that these are totally sealed cans, you will not hear outside noises with them on but then they will not leak sound out even at high volume. Also, especially when new, they have a high clamping force, tho this is somewhat dependent on your hat size - known to be uncomfortable for extended listening sessions.
280Pros do not need an outboard amp to get decent volume/clarity with most portable devices and will get very loud with home stereo gear. I had a pair for a year before moving up the food chain.
You might also want to consider the Senn HD 518's - open air design, more comfortable, great sound for the $$$ - easily found for $100 online. Their only drawback for your application is the included 10' straight cord - you would want to add a 4' cord ($12) for portable use - but thats really easy since the 518's use plug in cords instead of hard wired like the 280Pro. My current wired cans are the step-up from the 518's (558's) which are all my 60 yo ears need.( I went through a lot of different expensive headphones some years back) Very comfortable for long sessions, excellent sound
I didn't realize glow was still around. They were the best bang for the buck a few years ago.