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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

    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

    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


    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

    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 Well-Known Member

    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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