And as a bonus, many headphone amps now include a built-in DAC - so you can hook up a laptop and create a compact and effective desktop hi-fi system.
Tempted? These are the best headphone amp/DACs around right now.
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; it's portable; it's solidly built; it's capable of subtle, yet dynamic, sound. So it's a great choice for anyone looking to spend a little more.