what is your opinion about the quality of the headphones output in SA30? In my opinion it’s really good as for the output in an integrated amplifier. I like the sound from my Sennheiser headphones, but recently I had a chance to test the Focal Clear headphones. It was a really nice experience.
@arcam_paul - could you please share some details of the construction of the SA30 headphone output? Is it a dedicated headphones amp or just a circuit from the power amp?
Yes, it’s a dedicated headphone amp, based around an OPA1688 opamp.