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You don't have to ask the internet if your sound is better or not with an amp. It's usually pretty obvious. If you don't hear a difference, you don't need one! Don't get sucked into the audiophile world of chasing tiny incremental improvements.
Most headphones released in the past five years are designed to work with mobile devices and so will not strictly require an amp. But I find an amp usually adds some body and depth to your music. With sensitive IEMs, a good amp will have a quieter backdrop as well - it's amazing how a silent background improves the sound of your music.
Many of the most famous and expensive headphones were released before digital mobile devices became ubiquitous and have a higher impedance to match up better with expensive home stereos or professional studio gear. To use them with mobile you'll probably want an amp. Because so many high end headphones are high impedance, many people have the impression that high impedance headphones are inherently better, or that a headphone isn't serious if it doesn't require a lot of amplification.
Not true! In fact, the newest high end headphones hitting the market are almost all low impedance to better match up with how people listen to their music today.
So, trust your ears. I use headphone amps at home because I think it sounds better, but when I am on the move I just plug right into my phone and that sounds great too.