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What is the effect of impedance on headphone sound quality?

Headphones come in various different impedance levels, such as 8, 16 and 32 Ohms. The power supplied by the audio source can be at different levels due to a variety of factors such as being limited ...
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Difference between microphone and line in inputs?

Just something I've always wondered—most sound cards have both a line in and a microphone, and I've never been able to tell the difference between anything recorded with them. Lately I've seen cards ...
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General (studio) headphones question; impedance, tonality, mixing

I picked up a pair of beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) headphones a couple of days ago. My reasoning being I don't have a decent pair (I borrow a cheaper pair occasionally, AKG K77s), and my room has ...
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Will audio interfaces power most or all headphones?

I want to buy a pair of headphones with these stats: Sound pressure level (SPL) 97 dB (SPL) at 1 mW, 300 ohms And I have this audio interface but I can't tell by the specs if it can power these ...
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