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Old 30th October 2019, 03:30 PM   #121
Logic800 is offline Logic800  United Kingdom
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Default Will this amp work OK with 250 ohm headphones?

Hi, thinking of buying the complete kit - can anyone confirm that the amp is OK powering 250 ohm headphones? Thanks.
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Old 30th October 2019, 03:54 PM   #122
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Hi, thinking of buying the complete kit - can anyone confirm that the amp is OK powering 250 ohm headphones? Thanks.
I am using it on a set of 300 ohm Sennheiser HD 650 without any problems. I wish I had a little less sensitivity at the low end of the volume control, but my DAC has a rather high output level.
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Old 30th October 2019, 03:58 PM   #123
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I recently received the tube set for the Starving Student II Headphone Amplifier. All were received promptly and in good shape. I have switched out the original Ratheon tubes for the Sylvania, RCA, GE and Standard Brand tubes. All work flawlessly. Unfortunately, I can not hear any difference in sound quality among the lot. I am using Sennheiser HD565 headphones and an Apple iPod for input (FLAC files). Is this just because I'm an old guy with bad hearing or am I missing something?
When I first built the kit, I picked up a few pairs of different tubes. I agree that their was very little difference between the sound of the different tubes. I heard far greater differences when running different source DACs into the unit.
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Old 30th October 2019, 08:34 PM   #124
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I am using it on a set of 300 ohm Sennheiser HD 650 without any problems. I wish I had a little less sensitivity at the low end of the volume control, but my DAC has a rather high output level.
Thanks, that is useful feedback.
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