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Old 27th June 2006, 15:48   #1
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I need to buy a decent Home Stereo Amp ( budget about 15-20K-25K ).. My objective...to power my Sennheisser Headphones ( HD280PRO )..fro pure listenign pleasure.

any sugeestions are welcome...
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Old 27th June 2006, 16:01   #2
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Check NAD/YAMAHA/DENON.
Denon may cost you more than others. I'm guessing that you're looking for 2 channel amp.

Sennheisser is one of the best headphones. Mine got stolen six years ago
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Old 27th June 2006, 16:08   #3
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yes rudra... im lookin for a 2 channel amp only...
What about cambridge Audio... I had auditioned one at a friends place.. was pretty clean... hsi was a more high end version though...
presently my budget permits only an amp fro my headphones... I wanna get soemthign to which I can play floorstanding spekers in the future...

a multi channel amp is some tiem in the future when i go in for a separate home theater set up...
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Rudra ..One question..my presnt Sennheisser headphones are low impedance 64 ohms which I had purchased specifically to use with my I- POD...
But now with a regular Home stereo 2 channel Amp..Will using low impedance headphones be a problem...Will I specifically have to look for any specific configurations in the AMP?
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Old 27th June 2006, 17:54   #5
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I don't know Cambridge Audio amp cost..if it's there within your budget, no harm checking out.

I don't see any issue with your headphone. Should work. Because I had Technics headphone for portable CD player long back. It did work really well with my old amp.

Ask all these audio gurus (ICE section) about detail info.
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Hi!!

Sennheiser indeed make some great headphones. Most headphones vary between 32 to 128 ohms.
64 ohms is pretty standard and ALL amps should be able to power them quite well.
Cambridge audio is a good amp too - what is your budget for this stereo amplifier?
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Old 29th June 2006, 09:35   #7
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15-25K... if 15K gets me what I m looking for now..it would be fine... but I wud be willing to stretch till 20-25.. What i mostly listen to is Rock,..anything wth strong vocals....
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Sennheiser indeed make some great headphones.
I have been using a pair of Sennheiser noise cancelling headphones on the many dozen flights I take.. And man, do they really work !!! I was torn between Bose & Sennheiser when making the purchase 2 years ago and I am so glad I bought what I did..
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Hi All,

I need to buy a decent Home Stereo Amp ( budget about 15-20K-25K ).. My objective...to power my Sennheisser Headphones ( HD280PRO )..fro pure listenign pleasure.

any sugeestions are welcome...
And how it actually ends.... an update is due I think
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And how it actually ends.... an update is due I think
FB .. i have only been following team bhp tradition.... as in forgettign the original budget ?? ..btw how did you dig this old thread up.. BTW I jsut might need that headphone amp... as most of my current considerations do not have any headphones output....

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.. BTW I jsut might need that headphone amp... ....
you mean you havent yet bought the stereo amp ???
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Why not buy a dedicated headphone amp ? cheaper, and it serves the purpose better !
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Looks like he got himself one.


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a multi channel amp is some tiem in the future when i go in for a separate home theater set up...
A stereo amp sounds a lot better for music.
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I would suggest an NAD, Rotel or Cambridge for "musical" pleasure. Denon and Yamaha are good for heavy weight "theatrical" (read AV, effects etc) stuff. Most of these models should be available within $200-400 range.
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sk456 is mostly buying a krell now so I guess this thread now is irrelevant .
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