iPod touch headphone range

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by wootwootman, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. wootwootman macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    #1
    i was planning on buying some nice headphones for my new touch 4g, but i came across the issue of impedance. apparently once the impedance becomes too great, the ipod can no longer push sound through to my ears.

    can anyone give me a rough estimate on the max ohms i can get?
     
  2. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    Penfield, NY
    #2
    if you buy a set of portable headphones, you'll have no problem pushing them with an ipod. my ATH-CK10s have an impedance of 55Ω and i listen to my ipt4 at 25%.

    just stay clear of higher end full sized headphones and you should be fine. note that Ω is not a clear indicator of how much drive a pair of headphones need. the AKG K701 are notoriously hard to drive and require a very good chain to run properly, and it has an impedance of 62Ω.
     
  3. wootwootman thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    #3
    so 70ohms is a little much then? :p

    i guess ill get a some system for my room, and an okay pair of Sennheiser HD 202 headphones.
     
  4. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    Penfield, NY
    #4
    well, like i said, ohms isn't a good indicator. it really depends on the the 'phone itself. which model are you looking at?
     
  5. wootwootman thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    #5
    ive decided to just get a a set of logitech z506 speakers and some decent sennheiser hd202 headphones. if you can recommend a better set in that price range then im listening.
     
  6. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

    tadad1

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    #6
    I have an adapter that adds 70ohm resistance to my earphones taking them to around 100ohm, l have to run the volume 15-20% higher to achieve the same volume when using it but the Touch drives them fine.
     
  7. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    #7
    70 should be fine; I have a pair of 64-ohm headphones and they worked with my last Touch just fine.
     
  8. SlamJam12 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    #8
    Different products

    That's is interesting. I hope that the noise canceling BOSE headphones work. These headphones are convenient when there is a lousy travel.
     
  9. Cat-toy macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Location:
    New York City
    #9

Share This Page