Well well. I know this has been discussed before... best headphone amp blablabla. However, this is my senario. In August I'm going to purchase some equipment to build myself a portable recording rig. All the preamps are going to be mounted in a rack case together with my audio interface. From this rig I'm going to have a multicable with a stagebox to which all the connections to and from this rig can be accessed, this include mic to preamp but also headphone amp to headphones. I must say that I really hate the fact when you have to dial past 12o clock on the headphone volume to get a decent level in your cans, and what I've seen in studios is that they use a regular poweramp to drive the cans, and I'm somewhat suprised that the headphones doesn't melt being plugged in to a poweramp. But as I discovered, there seems to be a method for reducing the juice going to the headphones. In this thread ((Dead Link Removed)) Ms Remy describes the lowdown of such project, althought I didn't get the whole thing. :roll: So this would then be the problem I might encounter, if I choose to use a poweramp as a headphone amplifier, won't I fry the multicable in my rig? Can I use some other cheapo poweramp like the german thomann brand (http://www.thomann.de) or a samson, instead of the tried and tested Crown D75? The keyword here is 'level', and using a poweramp just makes me imagin that all my worries will go away. The other side to this coin is that I currently use a pair of DT-100, the 400Ohm version, and I know, they soak up all the juice of any of the regular headamps. So just maybe, My problem will be solved buying the 16Ohm version and one of those "behr&%# :twisted: Gaaaahhh.... can't even say that name out loud" headphone amp.