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Most listeners have never heard headphones at their full potential. That's because the headphone jack on the front of most components outputs a severely compromised signal. This integral headphone amplifier is normally an afterthought considered unworthy of serious design effort or expense. After all, how many consumers make purchasing decisions based on the quality of the headphone amplifier?

Audiophiles wanting a better headphone listening experience can choose an aftermarket headphone amplifier. This device will accept a line-level signal and amplify it enough to drive your headphones.
High quality headphone amplifiers have a discrete output stage (made from separate transistors) rather than an operational amplifier chip, and are fed from power supplies designed with high-end techniques and circuits. They also incorporate audiophile quality volume controls.
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Luxman P-750u Headphone Amplifier
Luxman P-750u Headphone Amplifier
Headphone Amplifier P-750u

New flagship model headphone amplifier featuring ODNF4.0, LECUA, 4-pin XLR & 3-pin XLR outputs

With a new stylish look, the P-750u, upgraded in every way, will be released this autumn.This unit features the latest version of LUXMAN’s original high sound quality amplification feedback circuit ODNF 4.0, eliminatingdistortion on all four channels.Unrestrictedexpression, extended range and energetic, yetnatural dynamic feeling are addedto the high tonal quality of the preceding model P-700u.For the unbalanced outputs, the output current capacity is doubled by pairing the four amplifier channel circuits into left and right and driving them in parallel. The balancedoutput has aBTL connection for high-end headphones and has many benefits such as greatly enhanced L/R separation performance. The P-750u has a 4-pin XLR balancedconnection, which is becoming standard for high-end headphones. The chassis feet are made of cast iron to block unnecessary external vibration. LUXMAN’s electrically controlled ultimate attenuator, LECUA, enables smooth adjustment of the volume control with minimal deterioration in sound quality. There is also a sensitivity switch, with which you can choose from 3 modes, depending on the headphone’s impedance and efficiency, L/R balance control and an on/off selector for through output. The P-750u is highly adaptable and you can further expand your direct listening environment.


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Sennheiser HDV 820 (HDV820) Headphone Amplifier
Sennheiser HDV 820 (HDV820) Headphone Amplifier
HDV 820

Sennheiser’s HDV 820 is the next generation of its acclaimed digital headphones amplifier, designed to complete the Sennheiser audio experience and perfectly complement its high-end audiophile headphone range for the ultimate acoustic performance.

There are two things that mark a quest for perfection: It is never completed, and it has the potential to bring out the most extraordinary things with the power to shape the future within its field. Enter the HDV 820, which will surely change the way you listen to and experience your music. That is, if you are lucky enough to possess headphones capable of turning the extremely high-quality audio signal delivered by the HDV 820 into an aural quality just as supreme.


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Unison Research SH Headphone Amplifier
Unison Research SH Headphone Amplifier
SH Headphone Amp

Unison Research are expanding on their class-leading range of valve-based hi-fi electronics to produce their first ever dedicated headphone amplifier solution. The SH is a single-ended, two-stage full-valve headphone amplifier designed to accommodate traditional analogue and modern computer-based audio sources.

The SH began with the same basic remit as the coveted Simply Italy integrated amplifier; to produce a world-class sound from a specialised device using the best technology available. The result was a fairly simple, linear circuit that produces an output voltage which is more than capable of driving a wide range of headphones, while keeping distortion low throughout the frequency range. This allows the SH to deliver a consistent, coherent sound character when in use.


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£ 1,250.00
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Lehmann Audio Linear D Headphone Amplifier
Lehmann Audio Linear D Headphone Amplifier
Linear D

Taking the award winning analog Design of the classic Lehmannaudio Linear headphone amp and combining it with a state of the art high resolution Sabre audio DAC by ESS of the newest generation is already off for a very good start. Additionally this DAC module with its complex and noise performance optimised four layer board utilises two digital inputs (Toslink + SPDIF) and features automatic input sensing with Toslink prioritisation. If no digital audio signal is detected the automatic input selector falls back to the analog input. For all this no input selector is needed.


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£ 1,150.00
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TEAC HA-P50SE (HAP50SE) Headphone Amplifier
TEAC HA-P50SE (HAP50SE)  Headphone Amplifier
HA-P50SE - High-quality, portable headphone amplifier with built-in 24/96 USB DAC

FEATURES:-

•Digital input from iPhone or Android devices
•Custom iOS application TEAC HR Audio Player for iOS (free to download) offers 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution audio playback (No Apple Camera Connection Kit needed)
•High 160mW + 160mW output gain (at 32Ω load)
•Built-in BurrBrown PCM5102 high-performance D/A converter


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£ 250.00
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TEAC HA-P50 (HAP50) Portable Headphone Amplifier
TEAC HA-P50 (HAP50) Portable Headphone Amplifier
HA-P50

High quality, portable headphone amplifier with built-in 24/96 USB DAC, providing high-resolution 'go anywhere' listening from iPhone, Android and PC/Mac

A portable amplifier that's purpose-designed for high-performance headphonesThe HA-P50 is the ideal headphone amplifier for the audiophile on the go. Allows you to take that great Reference 501-grade headphone listening experience outdoors and enjoy it wherever you want to go. Packs a high-performance digital-to-analog adapter and high specification power amplifier circuit into a compact body, to bring out the very best from quality headphones.Gets high-quality sound from your iPhone or Android via USB digital input


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£ 250.00
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TEAC HA-P90SD (HAP90SD) Portable Audio Player/Headphone Amplifier
TEAC HA-P90SD (HAP90SD) Portable Audio Player/Headphone Amplifier
HA-P90SD - Portable amplifier/player with high-resolution audio playback – including DSD

TEAC's HA-P90 is a high-resolution audio player and headphone amp for audiophiles on the go. A built-in microSD card slot can be loaded with high-resolution audio, up to 192kHz/24-bit or Direct Stream Digital (DSD) at 2.8MHz or 5.6MHz. A high-end Burr Brown PCM1795 converter plays audio from the card, USB input or from iOS or Android portable devices.


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£ 500.00
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TEAC HA-P5 (HAP5) Portable Headphone Amplifier
TEAC HA-P5 (HAP5) Portable Headphone Amplifier
HA-P5

Integration of High-performance and Ergonomic Design, USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier supporting DSD 5.6 and PCM 24/192

Ergonomic and human-friendly designFrom the human-engineering point of view, the design of the HA-P5 started from the scratch. Compactness, lightweight and comfortable for human hands are keys to design, and it weighs only 182g or 6.4 oz. which is the lightest among TEAC’s portable headphone amplifiers.Delivering the finest sound on the street, as a piece of daily essentialsThe fundamental circuit design of the HA-P5 is based on the highly reputed TEAC Reference 501 series, the UD-501, a USB DAC, and the HA-501, a Headphone Amplifier. A high-performance D/A Converter PCM1795 from Burr-Brown allows the Hi-Res digital data to maximize its potential, as discrete designed push-pull circuit delivers high-quality audio signal from its 1/8" headphone jack.


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Audio-technica AT-PHA100 (ATPHA100) Portable Headphone Amplifier/DAC
Audio-technica AT-PHA100 (ATPHA100) Portable Headphone Amplifier/DAC
AT-PHA100

Portable Headphone Amplifier
•Built-in USB digital-to-analogue converter
•High-Resolution Audio compatible
•Compatible with PCM 384 kHz/32 bit and high fidelity DSD sources
•Analogue and digital inputs
•Five-stage sampling indicator for digital input
•Up to 14 hours battery life

•NJR MUSES 8832 pre-amp delivers rich, powerful sound from low to high frequencies
•DAC ESS ES9018K2M circuit samples 384kHz/32-bit PCM, and DSD audio sources at 2.8/5.6MHz


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Quad PA-One (PAOONE) Headphone Amplifier
Quad PA-One (PAOONE) Headphone Amplifier
PA-One

The QUAD PA-One is a highly versatile, user-friendly headphone and pre amplifier. It combines classic quad valve topology with a modern selection of digital inputs and outputs for low and high impedance headphones too. With classic QUAD styling and a life-like sound quality, the PA-One is perfect for enjoying music personally via your laptop as well as being an integral pre-amp in a larger hi-fi system too.


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