• WANTED: Happy members who like to discuss audio and other topics related to our interest. Desire to learn and share knowledge of science required as is 20 years of participation in forums (not all true). There are daily reviews of audio hardware and expert members to help answer your questions. Click here to have your audio equipment measured for free!

Headphone amp below $75?

Illtrick

Active Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2020
Messages
105
Likes
110
Location
Seattle
I need some help finding a headphone amp for a movie watching setup. My wife and I have different volume preference and use different headphones so I need to get 2 amps to allow us to have independent control. Since I'm getting 2 I'm a bit bound by price. I've got a L30 for my desktop setup and love it but two of them are $300 which is waay too much money for how frequently we watch movies.

Here's the must haves:
  • single ended output ~> 500mW at <32ohms
  • nice / easy to use volume knob
  • single source input

Here's the nice to haves:
  • rca input over 3.5mm
  • single ended output ~>1W at <32ohms
  • gain setting
  • line out / pass through (opposed to a selectable or mutable pre-out)

Here's the don't wants:
  • bright led's
  • balanced I/O,
  • dac
  • battery
  • bluetooth
 

ZolaIII

Major Contributor
Joined
Jul 28, 2019
Messages
1,902
Likes
1,099
From battery powered portable one's which could do take a look at Topping NX3S if you still can find those and price is right even you said you don't want batteries.
 
OP
Illtrick

Illtrick

Active Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2020
Messages
105
Likes
110
Location
Seattle
Closing thread. Solution was buy 2x L30's used for $75 each.
 
Top Bottom