The new TV i want to buy does not have a headphone output which is a pain, but the TV has other advantages for me wanting to buy it. I thought it would be a deal breaker for me but maybe not now. It has L/R RCA audio out plus coax digital out so i could either run those into a large AV amp with headphones out and get my headphone listening that way, or i connect a small compact headphone amp to the audio line out and have my headphones comming from a small box that way. I dont need audiophile quality, i just need to be able to listen to TV with phones. I also will want to use this with my Pioneer double tape deck that has no phones socket till i get brand new amp/AV reciever.
I know you can spend hundreds of dollars on fancy headphone amps. I dont really need that though. I just want one that is not too cheap and plasticy and looks reasonably well made
I would say i dont really want to spend much more than $100
Would something like this be OKhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/SA-S2-SMSL-T...item3f15a1844b
There seems to be a lot of this brand on ebay. I like that it has speaker outputs too so i can connect some small speakers too which will be better than my TVs speakers
it would be nice if there was one with remote control volume control as i am not sure my TV's volume control will have any effect on the audio out connections? Its not a deal breaker i cant get that though. I could run the amp via a lead to where i am watching TV.
The only thing i am not sure is some of these amps like the one above put out a considerable amount of power. Is this only output to the speaker outputs and not the headphone socket? I would not want to pump 60 watts or what ever into my headphones and blow them and my ears. I wonder if there is a reduced level sent to the headphone socket?
i notice here is says headphone output 60w!http://www.ebay.com/itm/SA-S2-SMSL-T...item3f15a1844b
I think that must be a mistake because here is says 60mWhttps://www.springwateraudio.com/sto...products_id=38
If anyone has any other suggestions other than those SMSL amps please post. I was also looking at some Behringer amps too.