All The Details You Need For The Best Amplification

We have talked in a previous article about hi-fi sound systems and what really means this acronym, big enclosures, amplifiers, with power reserves and ultra-high-fidelity signal sources.

But what do we do if we are in the block or do, we want to listen to your favorite music when someone in the house is resting? You probably realized that, this time, we’re going to talk about audio clues, constructive types, and how to make a good choice.

From the start, it has to be determined that these Hi-Fi headphones, designed to work together with a dedicated amplifier, will not sound good if they are plugged into a mobile phone to listen to music. Therefore, the choice of headphones is also based on the device we want to connect to most of the time. Considering only the high price and the conception that thanks to it, the sound of the headphones will sound impeccably can be an error. Large drivers need power, and the battery-powered amplifier from the battery pack will not be able to show their true value. With the visit to the whole process gets worsened.


Classification of headphones is primarily based on the format:

“In-ear”: small earphones, generally used for portable phones and players. They are inserted into the ear, sealing into the external auditory canal, through soft rubber membranes or through their plastic body. This type of headset is included, in most cases, in the mobile phone package and, in addition to the separately sold headphones, also has an integrated microphone on the wire. For those who prefer this type of headphones for the sessions to run in the park or fitness room, but are pretentious about sound, we recommend buying dedicated audio heads with the same format.

“On-ear”: are those earphones that have a larger format, are surrounded by a soft material and are joined by a flexible elastic strap. These earphones have a diameter close to that of the ear and are placed with the soft material on its pavilion. They are the ideal choice for those who want a strong sound, better audio quality on a wide range of frequencies and portability, so they can use headphones on the street or in the subway, for example.

“Over-ear”: they are categorized as the largest size earphones, especially used by audio and audio professionals. In this segment, we find the most suitable Hi-Fi products. They are equipped with large diameter drivers and sealing materials that surround the ear pavilion for a better sealing and a great acoustic experience. These headphones are suitable for use with dedicated amplifiers or integrated amplifiers in power amplifiers.

“Wireless”: These are the on earphones in general that connect the radio to the signal source. Using their own technology or Bluetooth standard, these headphones are designed for computers, TVs or gaming consoles. It works with integrated batteries or accumulators and is not recommended for those who want a loyal sound. In the case of wireless systems, there is a compression of the sound, which translates to a less frequent bandwidth and automatically through a sound that cannot be considered as hi-fi.

It should also be borne in mind that there are two standards for connecting headphones. The “jack” type jacks are two dimensions: 3.5mm and 6.35mm (1/4 inch). Many manufacturers also offer an adapter in headphones packs, allowing connection regardless of the available jack on the amplifier or device.