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Headphone Amp

Discussion in 'Recording' started by BobRogers, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know this has been discussed before, but it hasn't helped me make up my mind. This has been at the bottom of my list. I have a Behringer unit that I paid about $30 for. Of course, it has more features than anything under $1000 but sounds bad. Still. it's not in the signal chain so I put off upgrading. But everyone gets tired of playing after about half an hour listening to it, so I'm ready to spend at least a bit of money to combat ear fatigue. Options: (1) There are a lot of headphone amps in the $300-500 that will fulfill my minimal requirements (at least 6 headphones, individual mono signal or a "more me" addition to the main mix for each channel). (2) I'd love to build a system like Remy recommended a year or so ago, but I don't have the time to do it right now. (3) There are more expensive systems like the Hearback (they even have better features than the Behringer!) but that would mean making people live with the Behringer until a major stock market rally.

    Questions: (A) Favorite units in the $300-500 range. (B) Reasons I should forget about the answer to (A) and go with options (2) or (3). Thanks in advance.
     
  2. KHilbert

    KHilbert Guest

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HMX56/

    It has 6 spaces and definitely "more me" options. The only problem is that they're back ordered and I called a billion places trying to get a hold of one. Eventually I got one for around $150 which is a great deal especially compared to the other systems in the price range.
     
  3. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Bob -

    If you can preorder or hang around until one becomes available, the Mackie is a great option. Couple that with an inexpensive reverb processor and you have a complete and awesome headphone matrix system.

    J
     
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