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Desktop Headphone Amps - TEAC Audio

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.

TEAC Audio has produced audio equipment since the days of early reel-to-reel tape recorders and for over 50 years they've been a highly reliable manufacturer of high quality audio products, including their latest range of hi-fi separates and systems.

TEAC manufacture a large selection of products, from state-of-the-art wireless audio streamers to products for audio and video applications. For many sound enthusiasts, the TEAC label shows they are serious with regards to sound quality. Within the industry, it is widely regarded that TEAC products score high for performance.

The brand was the primary manufacturer of high-end audio equipment in the 1970s and 1980s and today still offers a wide range of mini audio systems such as the TEAC HR audio player, loudspeakers, accessories and hi-fi products such as amplifiers and receivers, turntables, cassette decks, CD players, UD-503 and UD-501 USB DACs and tuners.

The turntables are currently receiving a lot of interest, especially the TEAC TN-300 turntable and the TEAC TN-400 BT turntable, with the latter outputting signal to a PC over USB or Bluetooth devices. TEAC also offer the LPR500 - a unique analogue cataloguing product enabling the recording of vinyl records and cassettes onto CD, as well as acting as a standalone playback system.

Founded in August 1953 under the name Tokyo Television Acoustic Company, former aviation and aeronautics engineer Katsuma Tani was employed due to his reputation as a highly qualified creator of audio equipment. This company was merged with the later established Tokyo Electro-Acoustic Company to form TEAC corporation.

Their goal remains to enrich and change peoples' lives and to this end, their designs are sleek and contemporary in aesthetics with audio reproducion produced by the highest quality engineering.

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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