Step 2: Headphone amps
If you've invested in a "real" pair of headphones or earphones, it follows that you should hear them through a "real" headphone amp (can you see the slippery slope ahead of you yet?). Headphone amps in general aren't hard to come by, but only a few boutique companies make portable amps. One of the smallest (and cheapest) is made by Fiio, but the most well-known is the BitHead by Headroom.
If you're feeling crafty, Systm has a great video tutorial on how to make your own headphone amp from scratch.
March 5, 2009 5:13 PM PST
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