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Integrated circuit power amplifiers reach a point of negligible incremental return quite low on the cost curve. From a reputable source you are not going to see a measurable improvement beyond $20. It's an extremely mature technology, about the oldest and most active of any electronic technology. Correlating the quality of a headphone amp with price is ...


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Well, to be perfectly fair, you get what you pay for with these things. I think $20 is not a reasonable expectation for a headphone amp at all. Headphone amps are definitely in the professional sound market, and as such, they command both a certain build quality and price range. For any decent headphone amp I would expect to pay at least $100-200 minimum, ...


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You need a cable that has four connections. Ground, L, R and mic. This will need to split to two connectors - one stereo connector and one connector for the mic as usually, on PC's the mic connector is seperate. IF you can, try and find a way of using the bluetooth interface for everything - that will give you a better chance of making it work.


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I think that headphones will never be perfect for this, but there are some good choices, especially if you are sensitive to the difference between mixing with monitors and headphones. Obviously referencing headphones is part of the workflow for many audio engineers. So. Do not get Beats, do not get Monster, don't even get JBL. For the love of god get ...


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According to the service manual (available on the AKG website) the phantom power is 3.9v and is connected to pin 3, so the microphone connector should have pins 2 and 3 shorted. If I understand this correctly, the included cable won't have this short and will only connect pin 1 (ground) and pin 2 (signal) so there shouldn't be any risk. I have used the PT 40 ...


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With a condenser microphone the 48-volt DC is applied to both audio lines, so it cancels out because the signal is sent as a difference between those two lines. With a headset jack the signal for each speaker is sent as the offset between a conductor and the ground line -- this is the same circuit as that used for delivering the phantom power. As a result ...


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I'm currently running a SMSL sAPII (which was mentioned in the comments) on my music/general purpose rig and this supposedly should drive anything up to 600 ohms, based on the chip it runs. 2 inputs (RCA and 3.5mm and switchable) one big knob, and least to me, sounds great. Mine feels surprisingly solid, and sounds great, even when my source is something ...


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Here's a simple headphone amplifier for $20. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/422075-REG/Behringer_MA400_MA400_MICROMON_Miniature.html


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If you want to save money look for used gear. If quality is not that important you should find something cheap on ebay,etc.


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Keep an eye on your levels whilst mixing. Playback on many devices as possible making note on what needs altering. It is common for that to happen, happened to me quite a lot but when you keep doing more sound designs you get better each time.


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Mixes don't simply "translate". You optimize them between different listening systems making the "average" work by correspondingly creating "an average mix", rather than making the mix work only on a certain configuration. Speakers and headphones are different, but if those are what will be used to listen to the production, then it should work reasonably ...


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