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Does bigger iPod headphone need more power? Answered

All is in the title, I'm asking myself if some bigger headphone require more power from the iPod , then stock one that come with the iPod.

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coolpizzadudeBest Answer (author)2010-03-23

Technically yes because the speakers are usually slightly bigger but it won't noticeably decrease the battery life in your ipod.  

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diacobucci (author)2012-05-15

I'm a big time audiophile and would advise you to take my wisdom :P
Not all big headphones require lot's of power because the speakers/drivers in the headphones are probably not as powerful. A driver that has the most spectacular output of sound will probably require more ohms to shine. Remember that the iPod can only give so many ohms, and I think it outputs 32ohms. I'm a Sennheiser user and you diffidently have to buy a sound card of some sort to make all Sennheiser products shine.

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chekespeare (author)2011-10-28

I use to use my sony noise cancelling headphones with my ipod, they use a AAA battery to work but the experience is great , you obtain a boost power on sound and there's no need to use the volume at the top. so you don´t force your ipod, you must ear them.

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funkilnxebec (author)2010-05-08

it actually depends on the specifications of the speakers of your phones... most of the time, the do.. but in some cases earbuds draw more power because of the wattage-output ratio,

the resistance on the cord also is a factor...

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onrust (author)2010-03-24

I have not experienced increased power loss when using larger headphones.
Having the same concerns, I took special note to notice.

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Re-design (author)2010-03-23

Nope.  I use real "headphones" with my mp3 player lots of the time.  Especially outside in the wind and when around noisy places.


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