Would these headphones (would this headphone?) require a dac/amp?

William Norberg

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Hi, im thinking of getting the Shure SRH840, which are of a low impedance (44 Ohm), which means that they should be easy to be driven by my pc (onboard z97 crystal 2 sound) and my samsung s6. But will i really milk out every single dropplet of sound out of these without a dac/amp?

And if i do need additional equipment to drive them, what should i get? (soundcard or some external solution that'll work both for listening on my phone and on my computer)

I can get them for 1500 swedish kronor ( = 174 USD, 150 Euro, 113 Pounds, 21175 yen) so if there are any other headphones that are better for the same price, please tell me aswell.
 

shanky887614

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they should be fine without a dac/amp

what do you usually use them to listen to?

(the only headphones ive had in quite a while were senhiser hd2's and i use an astro a50 gaming headset now instead)
 

William Norberg

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Depends. Pop, rock, metal, 80's, punk, indie, house etc... i dont think one of them is better than any other, and i listen to all of them. But what i tend to listen to is electronic, indie rock and drum/bass.

The bass doesn't need to be extreme. As long as i hear and feel it good enough it is fine. Mids and highs are more important.

P.s: piano/classic is important for me
 
To get the most at of any quality headphone for PC music use an outboard DAC/headphone amp is the best way to go. Which one will depend on the headphones and your budget. The Schiite products offer excellent value.
http://schiit.com/
Cambridge Audio is also very good,
You could post your question at headfi.org for more input.
 
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