Headphone amp

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by tomyco, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. tomyco

    tomyco Active Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    Can anyone recommend a reasonable priced good headphone amp I need a minimum of 4 channels. I'd like to stay around $100.00 if possible.
  2. Imaginaryday

    Imaginaryday Active Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Washington, DC
    i have owned one for over a year and very happy.
  3. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    The behringers have a habit of being very noisy - especially in the channels near the power supply. I had an HA4700 and finally got sick of all the noise. I replaced it with a Mackie HM-54. Not as many features - not as many outputs - no pretty light-up buttons - no buzz or hiss either. There are a number of places selling the mackie for $100.
  4. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Houston, TX
    The Rolls RA62c has caught my eye, and seems to be a very powerful unit that also has Direct inputs for each channel with a balance control.

    I don't think I'd buy another HA4700, but it does the trick...

  5. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    I have a samson Q5, it has served me well over the years. It can be a bit under powered if you run headphones with different impedances, but all and all its worth the $100.
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Active Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    From LV but Army brought me to TN
    Presonus HP4 is a GREAT 4 channel headphone amp. I had a Behringer HA8000 and this thing was junk. Get the HP4 you womt regret a thing.
  7. Gertok

    Gertok Guest

    Since I just bought HS80M I need something to control volume on both of them at the same time. And also need a headphone amp, would like it to be rackmounted... Any advices? I've heard that hp4 is nice for the headphone part but monitors knob is useless and is not consisten.

    P.S. Another preferd feature: Knobs should go to 11 :cool: (c) Spinal Tap
  8. Gertok

    Gertok Guest

    This is really urgent due to GC sale tommorrow... please help...
  9. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    How many channels of headphone do you want?
    I use a small mixer in my setup. It isn't rack mount though (Mackie 1402 VLZ). I feed the alternate 3/4 output to my headphone amp. The CR output goes to my monitors.
  10. Gertok

    Gertok Guest

    I don't thnk i will ever need more tha 4 I never needed more than 2 actually but since I am planning on doing some on location recordings 4 should be enough. Yeah I know I can use mixer into the headphone amp,its just the fact that I want to rack all my staff
  11. FlyBass

    FlyBass Active Member

    Oct 31, 2007
    Central Indiana, USA
    I use the PreSonus HP4 and a Behringer AMP800. Why? Because I forgot as I went from recording musician to recording engineer that when recording a band "live", musicians want different mixes in their headphones. Duh.

    If I were buying a headphone amp now, I would probably buy the Samson S•phone (about $160 US). It has 4 outputs and stereo + 4 aux inputs. The Rolls RA62c looks similar to me.

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  12. Gertok

    Gertok Guest

    I need monitor volume control knob, I think I will buy ha4700 and if sucks just cry and return it, cause it has all features I need. HP4 according to reviews has bad volume knob and some people actually damaged their monitors. don't want to rick hs80m
  13. IzovAge

    IzovAge Guest

    I have not tried this yet but would think it to be almost perfect for a small studio set-up.

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