Headphone amplifiers and audiable differences between them 2018-06-01 20:04:17 The subject pretty much says it all, but I'll elucidate on my question. I've recently gotten into headphones over speakers and I'm looking for a good headphone amplifier. Just like the rest of the audio equipment world you can spend crazy money on this stuff including a $10,000 headphone amplifier by Chord. Aside from the sonic differences that two headphone amplifiers of two different types (such as tubes versus solid state) might make, can I expect that a $10,000 amplifier that has the same wattage output of a $1,000 amplifier should sound relatively the same all things being equal? In other words the same difference is I would expect from a reasonably priced solid-state amplifier versus a ridiculously priced solid-state amplifier in the speaker world?