Sennheiser HD600 Headphones with Denon AVR-5803 Dolby Headphone: Need Headphone Amp??

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  1. Wayne Reibold

    Wayne Reibold Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm in the process of buying a Denon AVR-5803 receiver that includes Dolby Headphone capability and a pair of Sennheiser HD600 headphones and am wondering if I'll need a separate headphone amp to get great sound out of this setup.

    If people who own the HD600s and a headphone amp of reasonable cost (say under $350) can comment on recommendations and where to get the best price (e.g., online retailer) for the headphone amp if it's believed I would greatly benefit from one with the AVR-5803, I'd love to hear about it.

    Also, I'm going to need a 25' cord for the headphones (I have a LARGE living room). From what I've read, the cord included with the HD600 is pretty flimsy and since I need a longer run I'm thinking replace the whole thing with one long 25' cable. If anyone can make recommendations on make/model and where to buy (e.g., online) a good quality 25' headphone cable that will work with the Sennheiser HD600s, I'd appreciate that info as well.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Tyson

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    Check out www.headfi.com and www.headwize.com - big community of 'phoneheads there. Personally I am using an X-Cans headphone amp from musical fidelity ($250), which I like quite a bit. And Cardas Cable is coming out with a replacement cord for the Senny's pretty soon, I am sure it will be sturdier than the stock cord . . .
     
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    I have the Denon 4800 Receiver and a pair of HD600's and they sound great. I also was wondering about the amp but kept thinking "They can't sound any better".

    headwize.com is definetly the place to go and I have read all there is to read about which amp is best for these cans.

    Everyone seems to agree that a tube amp is the way to go. MG Head is highly regarded from divertech.com. If you don't want to mess with tubes Creek amps are also mentioned alot.

    I have never heard these with a amp but playing off the Denon is pure listening pleasure, you won't be disappointed. I probably would have bought the amp too see if I was missing anything but went with the sub for the home theater instead. Happy listening!!

    Pete_Jr
     

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