Have your say & ask the experts!

line-out and headphone amp

5 replies [Last post]
Big Aura's picture
Offline
Joined: 13 Oct 2008
Posts: 2403

Hello all


I bought a headphone amp for my iPod (a FiiO E5) and found it made, well, very little difference.  Undeterred, I bought a dock connector for £3.75 on FleaBay. And it made a huge difference - good and bad.  When it works, it's fantastic, however the connection is shoddy, so if I move at all (including breathing while it's in my pocket) the connection drops (pops and crackles, no snap).


I've emailed the ebay seller, but his feedback seems that he doesn't often respond.  Obviously, it's a tiny sum, so not worth the hassle of a return - can anyone recommend a better source for one of these?

__________________

I have some home cinema and Sonos stuff.

Andrew Everard's picture
Offline
Joined: 30 May 2007
Posts: 29118
Re: line-out and headphone amp

hifi headphones stocks a range of dock adapters

__________________

Audio Editor, Gramophone

matengawhat's picture
Offline
Joined: 17 Aug 2007
Posts: 3209
Re: line-out and headphone amp
Big Aura's picture
Offline
Joined: 13 Oct 2008
Posts: 2403
Re: line-out and headphone amp

thanks all - I have a GQ 24 for use in the home.  In reality, I was looking for something cheap (which is why the £3.75 connector was ideal).  Hi-Fi headphones appear to have stuff in the £20+ range. Seeing as I know and love my GQ24, one of those might be better (unless someone can point to a sub-tenner option).  Not sure how comfortable the Russ Andrews option would be - that cable is pretty rigid.

__________________

I have some home cinema and Sonos stuff.

matengawhat's picture
Offline
Joined: 17 Aug 2007
Posts: 3209
Re: line-out and headphone amp

it's not that flexible but at least you know its a quality product - sure prob cheaper version out there

idc
idc's picture
Offline
Joined: 2 Jan 2008
Posts: 7783
Re: line-out and headphone amp

The FiiO LOD is here <<<clicky>>> and it is £6.05 with free delivery. I would presume it is better quality.

__________________

Internet - laptop - DAC - amp - lots of headphones.

http://idc1966.blogspot.co.uk/

"A music lover will stop what he's doing and stay glued to a favorite piece of music even if it's coming over a 3" speaker or a public-address system..." - Ken Rockwell