I just picked up a pair of Sony MDR-V700 headphones. Before anyone yelps at me I did get them brand new for $75 after tax and shipping which makes them a decent set for that price, quite obviously not worth the $150 msrp. Anyway, these are 24 ohm cans and I was wondering if I should get an amp to go with them. I've been plugging them into my receiver at home but at work I use my creative zen sleek and am looking at getting some higher quality but still portability. Of course, if I should have one at home as well I'll change my attitude towards the portability. I noticed the boostaroo revolution seems pretty portable but I am not sure if it is quality enough. Does anyone have any advice on one or if I even need one with these Sony's? I mainly listen to a combination of Rock (from John Mayer to Rob Zombie to Jimmy Buffett), Jazz, Hip-Hop, and classic rock (mostly on vinyl). Most of my tracks are ripped in .wma and are at 320kbps on my portable and 1.06Mbps on my home machine. I really want to stay under the $100 (I know its hard but I'm a college student) but if its justified I will spend $150 - $200
There are options for a portable amp, most are cheap and sound okay (you can find a bunch on eBay in Altoids boxs. For some more money you can get some real protable amps:
If you really get into it, there is a whole forum for them at:
Good luck. I am deep into headphones these days (living conditions), I had to re-learn how to listen to music with headphones. Much different but can be very enjoyable.
oh, and welcome to the Forum.