What are the best headphone amps?

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    #1FiiO A1 Headphone Amp

    FiiO A1 Headphone Amp
    This FiiO A1 headphone amp is a self-powered amplifier that has a durable anodized aluminum chassis that can be used while charging. It has 4 EQ modes, including 3 bass-enhanced profiles. It is compatible with phones, tablets, laptops, and iPods. 
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    Bobby Brown
    Written on February 13, 2018
    "I have been looking around for some good headphone amps and the ones I like are FiiO A1 headphone amps. Why I like them is because they are a self-powered amplifier that have a durable anodized aluminum chassis that can be used while charging. They have 4 EQ modes, including 3 bass-enhanced profiles."
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    #2Fiio E17K Headphone Amp

    Fiio E17K Headphone Amp
    This FiiO E17K is a headphone amplifier that utilizes the SA 9027 USB receiver that makes the unit an external sound card. It supports up to 96kHz/32bit and has a new multi-functional wheel that responds to clicks and turns.
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    Teresa Johnson
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "As a portable music enthusiast, I have owned many headphones over the years. The Fiio E17K definitely stands out as one of my favorites. It is very small and lightweight (only 4.1 x 0.5 x 2.5 inches and 3.84 ounces).The best feature is that you can tweak bass and treble settings to your liking. The battery is also very long lasting, about 10 hours on a single charge. If you are looking for great portable sound but don't want to spend thousands of dollars on high-end sound equipment, then definitely get this. Without a doubt, it is a great value."
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    #3Arcam rHead Headphone Amp

    Arcam rHead Headphone Amp

    This Arcam rHead headphone amp has the RCA &XLR input and is suitable for the 3.5mm and 6.35mm jacks. It has an aluminum casework, and its layout is designed to produce pure and low-noise sounds.

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    Lawrence Washington
    Written on February 13, 2018
    "For as much as I paid for this, I expected it to be better. It works great when the volume is turned up. Then when I have it on low, I get a slight hissing sound that is too distracting to ignore. I don't know if it's some kind of interference or what. "
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    #4iEMatch Headphone Audio Optimizer

    iEMatch Headphone Audio Optimizer
    iEmatch Headphone Audio Optimizer is a  headphone amplifier that takes the hiss and pop out of any digital audio. It has digital volume controls, and the Bit Perfect technology enhances sound without making it dangerous for the ears.
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    Brandon Hernandez
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "I love to buy midrange headphones but sometimes those types of headphones have the occasional hiss, pop or crack. It is an annoying sound to hear when you're in the middle of a heavenly sound track. This link shows a great headphone audio optimizer that takes those static sounds away. It is the best tool for the amateur audiophile. "
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    #5Audiophile CMOY headphone amplifier

    Audiophile CMOY headphone amplifier
    This small gadget will be your best friend, along with your headphones, when it comes to listening to your favorite music. Just plug the headphones and your phone in it and you will be able to control the volume you get from them. 



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    Harry Long
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "This creates a lot of volume and does not suck up the battery. Not sure how they do it. The controls are simple, and although I had my suspicions about the Altoid container, it hasn't bent or dented in any way, even after heavy use. The sound quality is great, with no extraneous hiss or hum. "
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    #6iFi Micro iCAN SE Headphone Amplifier

    iFi Micro iCAN SE Headphone Amplifier

    Thanks to this headphone amplifier, you will get spacious and natural sound, without any kind of signal distortion. You will experience high performance thanks to the built-in noise cancellation technology. 



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    Brandon Gray
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "Looks like it is probably a decent amp but certainly not the best you can do. For 300 clams i can do a lot better than this particular amp. I could probably get a decent tube amp and throw some aftermarket tubes in to really make it shine. "
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    #7Bravo Audio V2 Class A 12AU7

    Bravo Audio V2 Class A 12AU7
    Have you ever felt like your favorite is too low? Now you can amplify its volume with this simple yet powerful gadget. It includes a high-quality Shuguang 12AU7 tube.




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    Gloria Rodriguez
    Written on February 22, 2018
    "I have never seen anything like this, its pretty nifty. Pretty good reviews, which is hard to achieve when dealing with audiophiles. "
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    #8Woo Audio 2nd gen WA7 Fireflies

    Woo Audio 2nd gen WA7 Fireflies
    Fireflies is a high performance vacuum tube headphone amplifier, that will allow you to listen to your favorite music in an even more louder way. It features a built-in USB digital-to-analog converter.
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    Russell Day
    Written on February 14, 2018
    "I was having issues hearing my iTunes music in the sound quality that I wanted. It seemed too soft for what I needed. This amplifier did the trick, and gave them the juice I needed to enjoy my music properly, while not disturbing the people around me. I would definitely recommend them."
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    #9Mugig Mini Guitar Amplifier

    Mugig Mini Guitar Amplifier
    Mugig Mini Guitar Amplifier is a portable rechargeable amplifier ideal for heavy metal music. It has 1/4" (3.5mm) input that adapts to most headphones and MP3 players. Lasts 4.5 hours when fully charged by USB jack.
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    Bryan Pearson
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Compact & convenient. Allows you to play and practice electric bass anytime without disturbing anyone in the house. You can even plug in a separate music source and play along to your choice of music. Great little product"
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    #10Fender Mustang I Amplifier

    Fender Mustang I Amplifier

    Fender Mustang I Amplifier is an electric guitar amplifier. Its auxiliary input can mute the speaker output when inserted with a headphone output jack. It also includes Ableton Live Lite 8 Fender Edition which allows you to build songs.

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    Ralph Campbell
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I had problems being able to use my speakers the way I wanted to. This was an easy install and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an amplifier. It is a quick fix and less expensive than other options currently on the market. I feel like it is a good thing to do."
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    #11Blackstar HT-5R Amplifier

    Blackstar HT-5R Amplifier
    Blackstar HT-5R Amplifier is a guitar amplifier with can be accessed as headphones amplifier. It has a 5-watt, 1x12-inch guitar combo amplifier with reverb. It has speaker and headphone output which can be used along with the speakers.
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    Aradhya Gupta
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "This a pretty cool little amp. Very versatile. Does just what it's supposed to. And it's pretty cool-looking, too."
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    #12Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Mini Amp

    Danelectro Honeytone N-10 Mini Amp

    Danelectro Honey Tone N-10 Guitar Mini Amp includes a headphone jack, making it function as a headphone amplifier as well. It has a leather handle, belt clip, and can be powered by 9V battery or Dan electro DA-1 adapter.

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    Joyce Bradley
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Perfect amp for headphones. It also comes with everything needed to begin using with your headphones."
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    #13Bugera V5 Infinium

    Bugera V5 Infinium
    Bugera V5 Infinium is an all-tube amplifier with Infinium tube life multiplier, Turbosound speaker and reverb. It can be used as a 5-watt mode amplifier, as well as a headphone mode amplifier.
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    Shreyas Rodrigues
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I am not sure this is right for headphones. It is a decent amp for jamming and such though. "

Summary

Best What are the best headphone amps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FiiO A1 Headphone AmpElectronics 17 Paid
2Fiio E17K Headphone AmpElectronics 12 Paid
3Arcam rHead Headphone AmpElectronics 11 Paid
4iEMatch Headphone Audio OptimizerElectronics 10 Paid
5Audiophile CMOY headphone amplifier Electronics 7 Paid
6iFi Micro iCAN SE Headphone AmplifierElectronics 5 Paid
7Bravo Audio V2 Class A 12AU7 Electronics 3 Paid
8Woo Audio 2nd gen WA7 FirefliesElectronics 1 Paid
9Mugig Mini Guitar AmplifierElectronics 0 Paid
10Fender Mustang I AmplifierElectronics 0 Paid
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