Monday, 12 August 2013

One Killer Way to Improve Audio-Quality of Your Headphone!

So you got a headphone, plugged it into your smartphone and started listening to some music. To your surprise, the audio quality wasn't the same as you expected it to be. So you thought of letting the headphone burn-in for a while. Still the Audio-Quality didn't improve much. Why?

Though there are various ways in which you can improve the audio-quality of your headphones, I will be describing a unique way in which you can do the same to a great extent provided you don't own a crappy pair of headphones.

Chances are that you mostly listen to music on your smartphone or iPod. The problem with this kind of devices are that - the power output is very less. Don't get me wrong, the power-output is perfect for earphones & cheap headphones.

A typical earphone has a impedance of about 16 ohms and a typical high-quality, audiophile grade Headphones have a impedance of about 32 ohms and more. For eg. The Audio Technica ATH M50 has an impedance of 38 ohms and SENNHEISER HD 598 has an impedance of 50 ohms.


But what the hell is impedance??! According to "Impedance is an electrical unit which expresses the combined Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance of the headphone's voice coil". 

Woahh! Don't worry! Think of impedance as a barrier between the audio signal (smartphone) and speakers (not exactly, just for the sake of explanation). When the impedance is low, the audio signal can run the speakers easily but when the impedance is high, it's difficult for the audio signal to run the speakers. And this is the reason why your awesome audiophile range headphone sounds a little dull when plugged into your smartphone.  

Note: High Impedance isn't a bad thing but one of the reasons why your headphone sounds awesome!

To solve this problem, we need an amplifier. No! not that big ass amplifiers! There are special amplifier available for Headphones called "Headphone Amps".

I would suggest you to go for the FiiO E11 Portable Headphone Amplifier. It's cheap and will help you in improving the quality of your headphones by a great factor. 

FiiO E11 Portable Headphone Amplifier
#Buy the FiiO E11 Portable Headphone Amplifier from Amazon.

If you want a better portable amplifier, you can go for the FiiO E12 Portable Headphone Amplifier.

FiiO E12 Portable Headphone Amplifier
#Buy the FiiO E12 Portable Headphone Amplifier from Amazon.

So this is all I have for this post. If you have any questions or queries, leave them at the comment sections below.

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