|Could be Better|
|Product Experience||I own it||Closest Store||Scarborough Ontario|
|Solid build for the money, but no power switch and headphone jacks on the rear make this less user friendly than it could be.|
Posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2017
|Great for its intended role.|
|Product Experience||I own it||Closest Store||Toronto Ontario|
|In a world of headphone amps that typically start at over a hundred, this affordable little guy comes packed with 4 independent channels, with support for 8 headphones.
The inputs and outputs support both 1/8 and 1/4 jack types, which is great and very thoughtful.
I bought this for podcasting, and for that intent, it scores a perfect 5. Having everyone have access to their own volume levels is wonderful.
I bought another one for a gift for my parents, so they can listen to TV at night together, each with their own volume control.
The audio quality isn't audiophile grade, but its completely acceptable most of the time. I wouldn't buy this to power a HD-650 headset, but I've tried it and it works well enough to be usable for things like watching TV.
It doesn't go super loud, but I haven't needed to crank it to full yet. I did find a small bit of hiss at max volume, but that might of been the noise floor in the signal rather than the amp.
A few things to note:
There is no limiter or anti-clipping in this -- if you are using this for podcasting, and a microphone clips --- your ears will feel it. Pretty expected though.
Next, there is no toggle to switch from Stereo to Mono-mixed mode. If you want mono, you need to pull the input cable out half way or get a stereo to mono adapter (which I've since done). Not a big deal.
There is also no visual feedback; but hey, most don't.
Overall, I'm highly satisfied. A great balance of features and low cost.|
Posted by Steve S on Jan 10, 2017
|Product Experience||I own it||Closest Store||Abbotsford British Columbia|
|So I purchased this headphone preamp quite a few years ago after using a apex head amp which was a huge upgrade from that one. after years of upgrading other components in my studio i notice this headphone pre has mediocre quality sound output compared to my apogee symphony io head pre outputs.i think i will need to purchase a quality amp next. if you are starting up your studio or what not this unit will do its job well for you. if you are a semi pro studio don't use this.|
Posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2014
|They are well made but fall way short on design.|
|Product Experience||I own it||Closest Store||London Ontario|
|- There is no on/off switch so be careful to unplug the power cord.
- I bought these for an amateur studio to split the headphone output from my recorder and let musicians could control their individual headphone volume. They do this very well but I find cords become difficult to deal with because they feed out the back of the box while the volume knobs are on the front. I would have put the headphone plugs on the front and the volume knobs on the top.
- Apart from that the unit has high quality construction|
Posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2013