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Old 02-03-2013, 10:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Like most flat screens, they don't have any.

Of course, I plugged the tv audio jack to a receiver and the receiver to my headphones (Grado).

I know electronic shops sell some cable so I can plug from the tv audio jacks
directly to the headphones, bypassing the receiver.


Question 1:

What is the specific name of that cable?


Which of the two choices provide the best audio quality, from the receiver or the store cable)?
Or should I get a headphone amp?

Thx guys, I hope I wrote in the correct audio thread.
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What kind of TV audio jack do you mean? Most TVs these days have only a line-out audio jack, which means that it's a constant low-level signal.

You need some kind of amplifier (and volume control) between the TV and your headphones. Right now you're using the receiver. You could also use a dedicated headphone amp, but you need something more than just a special cable.

I don't know that the headphone amp will sound any better than your current receiver. What kind is it?

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Why would you want to bypass the receiver?

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