So you’ve gone and bought yourself a pair of those really expensive headphones and now realise that your sound from your player is only as good as the weakest link in your audio system. It can be many things; the volume level of the track, the bit-rate, the added-up impedance with all the wiring etc. A headphone amplifier should surely take care of all that. But it’s not at a really fair price, considering you’ve already invested so much in your set-up.
This project was born out of the need for a new headphone amp. PERIOD. The cost of a good headphone amp that we required was around $800. There was a lot of contemplation and deliberation for over a month, which resulted in this DIY. Also, at Audio Academy, we’ve always learnt to improvise and encouraged Build Your Own projects for two simple reasons:
- Its cost effective
- It encourages thought, creativity and in some cases results in an invention!