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Desktop Headphone Amps - HiFi Man

The headphones socket on most amplifiers and computers is rarely optimised for sound quality, and often serves simply as a tick on the features list designed around a simple PCB. A dedicated headphone amplifier is designed to overcome this by driving your headphones properly to get the very best sound quality via computer, streaming, CD or vinyl. We also sell portable headphone amplifiers for getting the best sound from your phone or portable player on the move.

Headphones have become an increasingly viable way of enjoying hi-fi and audiophile quality sound in your home, with many stunning full sized headphones available varying in style, size and price. However, no setup is complete without a quality, dedicated headphone amplifier, which can truly turn many pairs of headphones into a reference quality component. The difference that can be achieved by using a purpose designed amplifier can be truly staggering, which is why we keep a range on permanent demonstration in our showroom. Our knowledgeable staff are always happy to assist in arranging a demonstration or offering advice. We also offer Free Next Day UK Delivery on all of our in stock products.


HiFi Man, established in 2007 by Dr Fang, is a leader in planar magnetic headphone technology and is renowned for headphones that feature state of the art driver technology. HiFi Man headphones are also on demo in our showroom.

As well as their planar headphones, HiFi Man also design and manufacture "best in-class" dynamic headphone models, along with a selection of earphones and accessories. Some of their best known models include the HE400i, Susvara, Ananda and Arya headphones and RSR2000 and HM-Series portable players.

HiFi Man supply a range of portable players, desktop headphone amplifiers, in ear monitors (IEMs), as well as Reference series headphones from entry-level Sundara to the flagship Shangri-La Senior.

HiFi Man have gathered many awards and raving reviews in renowned HiFi industry publications for their products. HE-6 chosen as one of The Audiophiliac's best-sounding gear of 2012. RE-600 and HE400 were both EXC!TE Award Winners in 2014 with the HE400 having been named a RESI Award Winner two years prior. HE-560 won the 2015 "Audio Excellence Award", "CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards" and "2014 CES Editors’ Choice Award Winner".

HE1000 collected 2015 product of the year awards from both Soundstage! and HEADPHONE.GURU also winning the "CES Innovation Award Honouree" the following year. Its second reincarnation also went on to win the "Headfonics Best Open Headphone," "Audio Magazine Golden Ears," "hifi+ Cost No Object Headphone," "TAS Editors Choice Award" and "European Design Product Award."

Their current range is considered to be their best yet and with these products and many new additions coming soon, HiFi Man are widely regarded as one of leading designers and manufacturers of hi-fi headphones and portable audio products.

One key advantage of specialist dedicated headphone amplifiers is the ability to drive headphones better than those included in most products and portable audio players. The purpose built amplification and increased power result in greater volume, dynamics, presence and soundstage. Many amplifiers are designed to be used with a range of headphones, while others may be specifically voiced to work with particular headphones.

Music on the go has become a daily occurrence for many people – using portable media players, smartphones and tablets to enjoy audio and video content when commuting or out and about. Being able to store an entire music collection on a tiny device has led to a demand for quality headphones to improve playback, and in turn a demand for quality portable headphone amplifiers to draw more fidelity, finesse and power out of our devices and music collections.

A key specification to consider when selecting a headphone amplifier is impedance. Just like loudspeakers, the ease of driving a pair of headphones differs from model to model. Some headphones may require more power than others, as well as a headphone amplifier with a higher output impedance in order to drive them suitably. Therefore, matching the impedance of your amp to your headphones is important in unlocking their potential and squeezing every last drop of performance out of your headphones. Some models feature multiple headphone inputs which offer different impedances, allowing you to use multiple pairs of headphones with your amplifier, and to impedance match with more precision for the best possible sound.

A headphone amplifier is the same as an amplifier designed for hi-fi usage, only designed to power smaller drivers, typically delivering much lower power and having a higher output impedance. Just like a stereo amplifier, headphone amps can utilise different components and circuitry to achieve different tone and sound characteristics. We offer a range of valve based headphone amplifiers, which offer the warmth and richness that is often associated with valve amplification for your headphones.

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