will this cable work with a headphone amp

Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m)

Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m)

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  • Yes, either the cabled version or the dongle version will work with a headphone amp.
    I use my iPhone 5S with Fiio E11k Kilimanjaro 2 Headphone Amp, using the lightning to 30 pin Apple dongle adapter. In this case a Fiio L9 adapter is also required: 30 pin to stereo 1/8" to feed the Amp. Much cleaner sound than the headphone out 1/8" port on iPhone. Completely bypasses the iPhone internal headphone amp, which is a major source of noise inside the iPhone. IMO: this is why Apple has not yet instituted HD Audio on iPhones. Some people report success in reducing iPhone internally-fed noise at the headphone port by turning Airport Mode ON.