Maybe too specific! A better question would be, what are you using to drive your headphones? I am curious if many people are satisfied with the headphone out on the Naim integrateds, or if they have had better results with other solutions.
Please list your headphone amp solution along with your headphones. I am trying to gauge if it is worth buying and external headphone amp, versus the headphone out on my SN2.
I have the Violectric V281 Final Edition headphone amplifier from Germany. Headphones are Sennheiser HD800 S and Audeze LCD-4’s.
Besides the built-in headphone amps in various Naim devices and Naim HiCap DR/Headline 2, I’ve also had the Bryston HP amp, the Chord Dave and Chord TT and many other ones.
The Violectric is clearly the best I’ve ever owned, even better than the Dave.
I have a SN2 and have now gone with a Heed Canalot with the Obselik PX power supply. The Canalot is run off a NDX2/XPS DR using the analogue RCA output. Headphone are HD800’s. This Canalot with the top range power supply is in a different league to the SN2 headphone output TBH.
Chord TT2 / HMS headphone amp driving Meze Empyreans… also Sennheiser 650s… but as you would expect much of what the TT2 offers is hidden with the 650s.
When portable use AQ Cobalt into the 650s, or Hugo Original into 650s… or when mobile Apple AirPod Pro…
But for me the Empyreans are something else… phenomenal.