17-07-2017

Analytical table with recommendation for using headphones with different types of amplifiers based on the measured characteristics

The RAA developed a table of recommendations on the compatibility of headphones with sources like smartphones, players, tablets, sound cards and AMPs based on the measured characteristics.

The table shows the most common variations of sound sources and the scope of use of headphones.

The compatibility rating is similar to car analysis based on its ground clearance - on which road the car will move optimal without evaluating the class of the car.

Detailed description of the table

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Analysis and recommendations for Beyerdynamic DT 250 80 ohm based on the measured characteristics
Sources
(what the headphones to be connected)
Areas of using headphones Sensitivity Impedance The type of acoustic design: Total
109.36 dB/V SPL 91.34 Ohm closed  
Low-power sources -6dBV/15dB(mA):

a smartphone
a player
a tablet
Examples
Home or studio, where sound from the headphones does not bother anyone 5
★★★★★
5
★★★★★
1
★☆☆☆☆
3.7
★★★☆☆
Office and home, where people should not hear the sound from the headphones 5
★★★★★
5
★★★★★
5
★★★★★
5.0
★★★★★
Street with active traffic 4
★★★★☆
4
★★★★☆
1
★☆☆☆☆
3.0
★★★☆☆
Metro (subway), pablic transport 3
★★★☆☆
3
★★★☆☆
5
★★★★★
3.7
★★★☆☆
Mid-power sources 6dBV/27dB(mA):
a computer with sound card
a Hi-Fi player
a portable amplifier
a mixing console
Examples
Home or studio, where sound from the headphones does not bother anyone 5
★★★★★
5
★★★★★
1
★☆☆☆☆
3.7
★★★☆☆
Metro (subway), pablic transport 5
★★★★★
5
★★★★★
5
★★★★★
5.0
★★★★★
Recording a voice or instrument in the studio 5
★★★★★
5
★★★★★
5
★★★★★
5.0
★★★★★
Hi-power sources 18dBV:

a home system with a headphone amplifier
Examples
Home or studio, where sound from the headphones does not bother anyone 5
★★★★★
5
★★★★★
1
★☆☆☆☆
3.7
★★★☆☆
Office and home, where people should not hear the sound from the headphones 5
★★★★★
5
★★★★★
5
★★★★★
5.0
★★★★★

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