Trying to work it out . . . ohms, just plug em' in???
Trying to work out which way to go with headphones, originaly one thought, buy em, plug em in, thats it . . . ?
I'm now begining to realise . . . nearly used the word 'understand' . . . far from it! I get an idea as I read, understand . . . I dont think so. One reads verious impedances for different models; 32ohms, 40ohms, 600ohms, and a lot in between. I dont have a headphone jack on my Icon Stereo 40 valve amp, so plan to use 'tape out', this will be to a head phone amp, an early Pro-ject 'Headamp' model, with twin headphone sockets and volume controls, it has ribbed sides, the curent one is smooth. The spec., says impedance is 32ohms, asked the question of the importers, will a pair of Audio Technica ATH-A500x work, the spec., says they have an impedance of 48ohms. Henlys say not ideal match but they have used the combination many times with no advers affect.
The AT 500x are not my final choice, but it throws up the question, what is all this impedance stuff all about with respect to headphones???
Next question I have come up with, more of a frustration perhaps? Headphones seem to have built in colourations . . . to compensate it would appear for the short comings of the inadequate source so often used like iPhones etc. Large full size units are fited with folding joints, compromising the strength, use short cables to make them 'more convenient on the move' . . .
I'm am beginnig to track down the studio/audiophile types, via reviews, still no practical dems!!! . . . Despite the obvious leaning towards studio and home use, the review almost apologises for a 'flat respons' in model 'A' . . . try getting away with that on a pair of half decent speakers, coluration emphasis will be jumped on very quickly, in a good review. Is this the way we are going with our hifi? I supose this frustration is bourn of me being an ex audiophile and having used 'studio monitor' type speakers as a control through my whole 30 year hifi carear.
Confusion and frustration . . . anyone explain in word of one sillable, how I should approach the above, especialy the ohms problem.