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Old 27-02-2013, 12:57 AM   #1
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Headphone amp with two ins

I am currently looking for a headphone amp with two inputs....preferably cheap.
It is turning out to be a very difficult thing to find.

I run two sound cards. My creative internal card for consuming regular media, and playing games, and my external audio interface for producing. I find it annoying to have to reach around back to unplug my headphones from one card to the next. Then take into account that the presonus audiobox has horribly weak headphone jack output.....it makes sense to get a headphone amp.

Does anyone know if there are any headphone amps that have two inputs?

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Old 27-02-2013, 01:34 AM   #2
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Re: Headphone amp with two ins

Just get one with four outputs and don't use two of them. Behringer makes them for dirt cheap.
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Old 27-02-2013, 04:11 AM   #3
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Re: Headphone amp with two ins

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Just get one with four outputs and don't use two of them. Behringer makes them for dirt cheap.
I don't think you read what I was saying.....try one more time
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Re: Headphone amp with two ins

Any reason why you don't just use the Presonus for everything?
You could consider one of these 1/4" stereo to dual 1/4" stereo connectors - then you'd only need an amp with a single input:

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Re: Headphone amp with two ins

What Scyn asked and said.

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Re: Headphone amp with two ins

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Any reason why you don't just use the Presonus for everything?
You could consider one of these 1/4" stereo to dual 1/4" stereo connectors - then you'd only need an amp with a single input:
The creative card provides better DSP for gaming like CMSS3d positional surround simulation. As well the mic is use for gaming works better with that card.

About the splitter. I was worried that the outputs from the two cards would then be wired together, just by how the connector works. So when onecard is running, that signal is being sent to the output of the unoperationl card.....which would not be a nice thing to do. Is this correct thinking?
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Re: Headphone amp with two ins

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So when onecard is running, that signal is being sent to the output of the unoperationl card.....which would not be a nice thing to do. Is this correct thinking?
AFAIK, the signal can only flow like this:

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Re: Headphone amp with two ins

Ok I think I will try that out along with a cheap behringer headphone amp.

I guess I could just be sure by checking with a voltmeter.

Now I just need to find one of these......

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