Most headphones on the market today, especially the higher end models, need a little help reaching their full potential. Transforming digital sound data from a device such as your smartphone, tablet or MP3 player to your headphones generally leads to a pretty significant drop in quality. The A200P high-end portable DAC/headphone amplifier from Beyerdynamic is designed to be a solution for this problem. Like any other headphone amplifier/DAC, the A200P converts digital data to analogue music signals between your device and headphones resulting in a level of audio quality that your mobile device simply isn’t designed for. When used with the A200P amplifier, you’ll hear previously unheard details in your music, better contoured and significantly deeper bass and more natural instrumental and vocal reproduction.
Beyerdynamic’s A200P headphone amplifier/DAC meets the most demanding audiophile sound requirements without tying you down thanks to its incredibly compact size. The A200P measures at just over 2″ x 2″ and is only ½” thick and easily fits in any pocket, purse or backpack for on-the-go use. Don’t let the size fool you though; the A200P features an internal rechargeable battery that provides you with up to 11 hours of music playback so you can use it on all of your cross country flights without worrying about running out of juice.
Beyerdynamic also wanted the A200P to be easy to use. They designed intuitive play/pause and track control buttons along the side while the tracking style wheel on the front offers easy volume control. The volume control offers an impressive 135 volume levels allowing you to listen to your music as loud or as softly as you want. The built-in LED display gives you charging, operation and volume indicators. With the A200P, there is no stopping to fiddle with any settings, it can all be done on-the-go.
Perhaps most importantly, the A200P works with both Android and Apple devices as well as both Mac and PC so you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues. The A200P connects to your device via micro USB, Lightning connector or USB (depending on the device you’re using) rather than the typical 3.5mm connection. Beyerdynamic includes a cable for each connection type so you don’t need to worry about having the proper cables; all you need to do is connect your headphones and device to the amp and you’ll be good to go.