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Headphone amp for Sennheiser 555s and mp3s--worthwhile?

I've been thinking about building this little Altoid tin headphone amp kit for listening with my Sennheiser 555s. Granted, the point of building the kit is, well, building the kit--but given the limitations of a (cheap) kit-built design and the fact that I listen exclusively to mp3s on my iPhone or Mac, will there be a perceptible improvement in sound from the cans? Is there more to the sound of my mp3s that I might not be hearing just driving the Sennheisers with the juice from the iPhone's or Mac's headphone jack that would merit stepping up the signal with the little amp?
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 28, 2014 - 8 answers

Are my Sennheiser headphones fixable or should I replace them?

Help me figure out what's wrong with my headphones (Sennheiser HD 280 pros) and how to fix them, or decide on a replacement pair. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Aug 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Pimp my listening experience!

Audiophilia-on-a-budget advice needed: I want to upgrade my desktop listening experience for around $200 or less. Currently reasonably happy using Sennheiser HD-280 plugged straight into my Mac Pro, but borrowing a friend's Total BitHead has inspired me to look further. [more inside]
posted by supercres on May 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Get yer cheap can recs on

Audio filter: My beloved Sennheiser HD 202 desk headphones died last weekend. What should I replace them with? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Mar 2, 2012 - 11 answers

$300 Sennheiser 600's sound no better than normal iPhone headphones with iMac? Huh?

$300 Sennheiser 600's sound no better than normal iPhone headphones with iMac? Huh? [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Jul 12, 2011 - 13 answers

Which iPod cable to use with my Sennheiser HD650 headphones?

Any recommendations for a high-quality iPod cable for my Sennheiser HD650 headphones? I've been a using a Cardas cable, but the cable's so heavy that it appears to be damaging the headphone jack on my iPod.
posted by zembla3 on Jan 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Upgraaade Me.

I hearts my Grado SR80s. But I need punchier bass. What are my options (for other cans, or whatever)? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jan 6, 2010 - 4 answers

my Sennheiser HD595 leak sound. is this normal? my coworkers are going nuts.

my Sennheiser HD595 leak sound. is this normal? my coworkers are going nuts. [more inside]
posted by krautland on Apr 3, 2009 - 16 answers

Phone in your answer, please.

I love my Sennheiser HD 580 headphones, but the cord gets tangled around my chair. Could I switch to cordless headphones with no loss in sound quality? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Oct 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Ostensibly replaceable component filter

Where can I get a replacement cord for my Sennheiser 497 headphones? [more inside]
posted by moift on Mar 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Too good to be true?

Is Comp-U-plus.com legit? If so, why do other companies still exist? [more inside]
posted by reformedjerk on Oct 27, 2005 - 12 answers

Build or buy a replacement cable for my headphones

I'm planning to buy a pair of Sennheiser 497 headphones. The cable is easily removed and replaced, and as all reviews note that the cable is unwieldy for portable use, I'm looking for a shorter replacement. Googling finds no such animal. Ideas? Could I make my own with basic soldering skills? [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Nov 2, 2004 - 3 answers

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