… think I
ll just copy and paste my post from another thread here - seems to fit okay and maybe I can get some answers (if its unwanted here, just delete ).
… so, I am mainly a “speaker” person… but I do occasionally like the thought of using headphones.
This i new ground for me so I could use any kind of support.
I`ll start with what I have (not much ):
Headphones: B&W P5s (wired)
McIntosh C52 integrated headphone section
I have never used the McIntosh headphone output and the P5s have mainly been used as “mobile headphones” straight via iPad/iPhone when in hotel or holiday etc…
I have no idea as to how good the headphones are for listening compared to others or how much to invest to seriously improve on SQ, nor do I know how good the headphone section in the C52 is (yes - I´ll test myself).
First problem that comes to my mind is, even if the C52s integrated section were decent, it
s about 4 meters short of any listening position - so I would need a long cable. Also I m not sure whether to have the headphone listening spot in the stereo room (as here I would probably play via speaker most of the time anyways).
If I were to place it in the living room - I can not use the McIntosh - thus a separate amp would be needed.
So basically the first questions would be fixed or mobile setup and the which components and how to build it up…
… any experience and/or suggestions are happily taken