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Audio Interfaces / Headphone Amps

Was hoping to get some input from people here as I'm thinking of investing in a RME Fireface 400 Audio Interface and a pair of Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro Headphones.

I've heard that in many cases a headphone amp is needed to boost the output level from audio interfaces.
Does anyone know if this would be the case with the RME 400 to drive the Beyerdynamic's (50 Ohm impedance)

I mean, there is a dedicated headphone output on the RME - is that output different to the line-level outs ?

any feedback appreciated !

You won't need one with the RME Smile

Excellent combination by the way Xyxthumbs
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Macc Wrote:You won't need one with the RME Smile

Excellent combination by the way Xyxthumbs

Ah - sweet, would be getting very expensive if I had to pay out for an amp aswell !

Cheers Bob - also good to know you give these the thumbs up !

For anyone about to invest in studio headphones - I thought this round up in Sound On Sound last January was good :


Good article that was. Almost relieved me of nigh on £200 in January but I held out and didn't.

Just ordered the RME Fireface 400 !

Somehow, an Irish company was cheaper than Thomann (I've NEVER seen that before!!) and free delivery too ... looking forward to some proper sound quality now Grin

Had to choose hadphones in "turnkey" 3 years ago and I liked DT770 pro most of all. Still using them and it seems that was a good choice.

Finally got the RME installed Grin

Bought it a few months back but between getting records released / Xmas / moving to Canada and all that, I've only finally gotten around to sitting down with it now.

Don't have the headphones yet, but my missus got a present of AKG K240 MKII's for XMas, which I'm nabbing for a bit - now to try all this out Cool

Good things come to those who wait...

RME Fireface - August 2010

Beyer Dynamic DT 880 Pro - November 2012

... actually setting everything up and using them together - today !!

Just hope I can get some time to make some beats soon, finally have things in place, but so little time... Icon_sad

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