If you want to hear your headphones at their best, a dedicated headphone amp will make all the difference. Here are our favourites, starting at under £100.

Want more? Many headphone amps also include a built-in DAC, so you can hook up a laptop and create a compact and effective desktop hi-fi system. Read on for the best headphone amps around right now.

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Under £100
Under £150

Schiit Audio Magni 3

Reviewed on 9th May 2018 at
£110

Crazy name, great product. The form and function is basic, with no added DAC, but the sound quality is superb and a real step-up on your laptop's output.

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Under £200

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Under £300

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Under £500

Chord Mojo

Reviewed on 14th October 2015 at
£399

This DAC and headphone amp won our Product of the Year Award in 2016 and figured strongly again in 2017 - and it's easy to hear why. Its audio quality surpasses what we'd expect at this price. 

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Under £1000

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Under £1500
Under £3000

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£3000+
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Chord DAVE

Reviewed on 27th June 2016 at
£7,995

Daft name, extraordinary product. If money's no object then you need to hear DAVE.

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