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Help me choose a headphone amp.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by snake, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. snake

    snake Guest

    I'm looking for a headphone amp. I'd like to buy a kit I could build myself or at least find one with 4-6 outputs.

    I dont need anything too fancy.

    Any suggestions will be appreciated.
  2. miks

    miks Guest

    hey snake have a look at the behringer range of headphone amps. I have the four channel version which is cheap and does the job very well.

    http://www.behringer.com/02_products/audio_index.cfm?lang=ENG#HEADPHONE/MONITORING AMPLIFIERS

    Just go to the bottom of the page and the headphone amps will be there.

  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Active Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    From LV but Army brought me to TN
    I have a behringer HA8000 and thats the 8 channel one. Also the presonus HP4 is a inexpensive 4 channel that works splendidly.
  4. snake

    snake Guest


    Does anybody know of any build yourself kits ?
  5. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
    Home Page:
    Try http://headwize.com/index.htm



    or http://www.paia.com/hda.htm

    Plus there are lots of other hits on the WWW for kits.

    My favorite headphone amp so far is the PreSonus HP4 for about $99.00 or the Benchmark DAC-1 for $999.99 plus they throw in a free Digital to Audio Converter <G>
  6. jahme

    jahme Guest

    y in earth wud u need a headfone preamp yo?
  7. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

    Sep 29, 2005
    Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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    U need a headphone preamp if you want to monitor with headphones but u don't have a powered headphone out, like for instance if u're interface is an E-mu 0404 card.

    I was wondering if anybody knows if the Behringer Ha400 Microamp is any good. I can't find any reviews. It's only $19.99.


    I've been spending so much loot lately that I'm sick. I wanna go budget now and then upgrade later but if this thing really is trash I'll at least get an Art or a Rolls.

  8. JLiRD808

    JLiRD808 Active Member

    Sep 29, 2005
    Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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    BTW I forgot to mention that I got Senny HD280's. I should prolly spend money on a good headphone preamp I know but how much is too little???
  9. Reggie

    Reggie Distinguished Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    I built this one a while back. It was my intro into DIY. Sounds pretty good to me; lots of volume, doesn't distort or get scratchy. Although, I have never heard a thousand dollar headphone amp. I have heard a Fuhrman and wasn't impressed, but maybe it was defective. The paia was a pain in the butt to build in my experience, but I am not very good at all that tight wiring.

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