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  1. Fostex HP-A8C 32-Bit D/A Converter and Headphone Amplifier
    Fostex HP-A8C 32-Bit D/A Converter and Headphone Amplifier
    • SKU # FTX HPA8C
    • MFR # HP-A8C
    • UPC # 636827302456
    • 32-Bit/192 kHz Sample Resolution
    • Dual 1/4" TRS Headphone Outputs
    • Built-In x2 or x4 Up-Sampling
    • Built-In SDHC Card Slot for DSD Playback
    • Headphone Gain from 0 to -12 dB
    • Asynchronous Mode with TCXO Clock
    • Dedicated Remote Controller
    • Digital Filter Selection
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    $799.99
  2. Fostex HP-A4 24-Bit USB DAC Headphone Amplifier
    Fostex HP-A4 24-Bit USB DAC Headphone Amplifier
    • SKU # FTX HPA4
    • MFR # HP-A4
    • UPC # 636827304221
    • Up to 24-Bit/192kHz PCM Support
    • Up to 5.6MHz DSD Support
    • USB 2.0 Input
    • Optical S/PDIF Digital I/O
    • Front-Panel 1/4" Headphone Output
    • 2 Gain-Staging Levels
    • Selectable Filter
    • Mac & Windows Compatible
    • Includes USB Cable & Rubber Feet
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    $399.99
  3. AKG HP12U 12-Channel Headphone Amplifier with USB
    AKG HP12U 12-Channel Headphone Amplifier with USB
    • SKU # AKG HP12UUS
    • MFR # 3450H00050
    • UPC # 885038038863
    • 6 x Stereo Output Channels
    • 2 x Headphone Outputs Per Channel
    • 2 x Stereo Input Channels
    • Selectable Source Input
    • Volume Control on Each Channel
    • Built-In USB Computer Port
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    $169.00
  4. SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier with DA Converter (Silver)
    SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier with DA Converter (Silver)
    • SKU # SPL PHONESLDAC
    • MFR # SPLPHONE-SL+DAC
    • UPC # 4260149321633
    • 120V Rail Headphone Amplifier
    • Includes 192 kHz / 24 Bit DA Converter
    • Balanced & Unbalanced Analog Inputs
    • USB, Coax & Optical Digital Inputs
    • Volume Remotely Adjustable
    • Phonitor Matrix
    • Standby/Power On Switch
    • Linear Power Supply
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    $2,299.00
  5. SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier (Silver)
    SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier (Silver)
    • SKU # SPL PHONESL
    • MFR # SPLPHONE-SL
    • UPC # 4260149321640
    • 120V Rail Headphone Amplifier
    • Balanced & Unbalanced Analog Inputs
    • USB, Coax & Optical Digital Inputs
    • Volume Remotely Adjustable
    • Phonitor Matrix
    • Standby/Power On Switch
    • Linear Power Supply
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    $1,899.00
  6. SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier with DA Converter (Red)
    SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier with DA Converter (Red)
    • SKU # SPL PHONEREDDAC
    • MFR # SPLPHONE-RED+DAC
    • UPC # 4260149321633
    • 120V Rail Headphone Amplifier
    • Includes 192 kHz / 24 Bit DA Converter
    • Balanced & Unbalanced Analog Inputs
    • USB, Coax & Optical Digital Inputs
    • Volume Remotely Adjustable
    • Phonitor Matrix
    • Standby/Power On Switch
    • Linear Power Supply
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    $2,299.00
  7. SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier (Red)
    SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier (Red)
    • SKU # SPL PHONERED
    • MFR # SPLPHONE-RED
    • UPC # 4260149321657
    • 120V Rail Headphone Amplifier
    • Balanced & Unbalanced Analog Inputs
    • USB, Coax & Optical Digital Inputs
    • Volume Remotely Adjustable
    • Phonitor Matrix
    • Standby/Power On Switch
    • Linear Power Supply
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    $1,899.00
  8. SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier with DA Converter (Black)
    SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier with DA Converter (Black)
    • SKU # SPL PHONEBLDAC
    • MFR # SPLPHONE-BL+DAC
    • UPC # 4260149321633
    • 120V Rail Headphone Amplifier
    • Includes 192 kHz / 24 Bit DA Converter
    • Balanced & Unbalanced Analog Inputs
    • USB, Coax & Optical Digital Inputs
    • Volume Remotely Adjustable
    • Phonitor Matrix
    • Standby/Power On Switch
    • Linear Power Supply
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    $2,299.00
  9. SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier (Black)
    SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier (Black)
    • SKU # SPL PHONEBL
    • MFR # SPLPHONE-BL
    • UPC # 4260149321633
    • 120V Rail Headphone Amplifier
    • Balanced & Unbalanced Analog Inputs
    • USB, Coax & Optical Digital Inputs
    • Volume Remotely Adjustable
    • Phonitor Matrix
    • Standby/Power On Switch
    • Linear Power Supply
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    $1,899.00
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If you're wondering whether you can improve the performance of your headphones with a headphone amp. The short answer would be: Yes!

Depending on your headphones, there's a really good chance a quality headphone amplifier can breathe new life into your music.

A headphone amp is basically a low powered version of a power amplifier which improves the low-voltage audio signals from your source device (whether that be a smartphone, computer or turntable, etc.) to a level that can be easily and accurately converted into sound waves by the speakers inside your headphones.

While most devices already supply some power to the headphone jack, the quality of those built-in components can vary greatly and depending on the quality of your headphones, you could be missing out on a whole next level of audio quality.

Impedence also plays an important part in whether you will need a headphone amp. Headphones can range in impedence from around 16 ohms all the way up to around 600 ohms and the higher the impedence, the more amplification you will need to make those headphones work as expected. Some headphones can actually require a headphone amplifier to function, but many professional level headphones can still benefit from a headphone amp.