Sometimes, when you’re trying to enjoy the music from your smartphone or from your computer or even from your iPod/ iPad/ other music playing device, you find that the volume just isn’t enough. This is a problem that I have personally repeatedly encountered when it comes to trying to enjoy music on my computer (to say nothing of films, which always seem to be unusually quiet even on my gaming laptop). Thankfully, an answer to the problem is close at hand, in the form of the headphone amp.
Some might be on the lookout for the best headphone guitar amp, something that they can plug into while practicing or while in the studio. Some might be here hoping to find something that they (and maybe even a few friends) can use to enjoy their music on the go. Some may even be looking for something to take on stage to run multiple monitors to. Whatever the case, the following products are all in competition for the title of ‘best headphone amp’ among the headphone amps that we were able to review.
Best Headphone Amps – Handpicked By BestPickers
Before we get too far into an in-depth look at the headphone amps that we took a look at, let’s first take a look at the general overview, the lay of the land, a few things that you can look at without knowing too much about the topic and that will allow you to figure out which may be the best headphone amp for you.
You may note that I did not make mention of the decibels that the headphone amps in question could add to your music. That’s because they literally all were able to add enough volume that not being able to hear the music or content you’re listening to was not an issue. These are all pretty powerful, is what I’m trying to say here. Anyway, here’s a quick table to help inform us.
|Name||Number Of Outputs||Power Supply|
|Nobsound NS-08E Vacuum Tube Integrated Amplifier Mini Audio HiFi Stereo Headphone Amp||1 output||Included|
|Behringer Microamp Ha400 Ultra-Compact 4- Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier||4 outputs||Included|
|FiiO E10K USB DAC And Headphone Amplifier||1 output||Mini-USB charges internal battery|
|Pyle-Pro PHA40 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier||4 outputs||Included|
|Creative Sound Blaster E1 Portable Headphone Amp||1 output||Included|
|VOX AP2AX amPlug AC30 G2 Guitar Headphone||1 output||2x AAA batteries (not included)|
|FiiO A1 Portable Headphone Amplifier||1 output||Mini-USB charges an internal battery|
Now that you know what the top headphone amps are, let’s dive right into the product reviews.