To test out the LG V20’s DAC feature, I decided to get one of the best headphones you can buy on earth right now, the Sennheiser HD800S. I figured if LG V20 can power Sennheiser HD800S, it will probably work well with any other headphones.
The results? Simply amazing, Sennheiser HD800S is probably the best headphones I’ve ever owned (I’ve also tried the $50,000 Sennheiser Orpheus headphones at CES 2016) and highly recommend it to anyone who wants a great pair of headphones.
Now, what is even more amazing is that the LG V20 DAC works perfectly with the Sennheiser HD800S without the use of any headphone amps. While Galaxy S7 Edge miserably failed and put out some crackling noise when connected straight with the HD800S, the LG V20 was able to power the headphones fine. The sound isn’t as loud as using my Fiio E12 headphone amp but it certainly was loud enough to enjoy sound at full volume.
What LG didn’t tell you is that the DAC also has a pretty powerful amplifier built-in. For all you headphone users, you will now have one less thing to carry with you (if you are used to using a headphone amp) with the LG V20.
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