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Sony BDP-S350 low volume via headphones RCA

Hi, i've setup an old Sony BDP-S350 blu-ray player recently, and i decided to use a pair of headphones (30 ohm inpendence) for it, and i'd rather not go buying an expensive pair of speakers, however i've noticed no matter what settings i change via the audio menu, the volume is low, i'm thinking it's the blu-ray player's soundcard being old.

Via my PC the sound is alot louder so i assume once again, sound card.

To combat this, i'm thinking of getting a headphone amplifier (Mackie HM4 or LD Systems HPA4) to boost the volume up to normal levels, cause the bdp-s350 is a really good blu-ray player, and i'd rather not buy another one.

Any advice on this guys ? should i go with an amp ?
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RCA is not suite to drive headphones.
Better get a headphone amp
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Hi, i've setup an old Sony BDP-S350 blu-ray player recently, and i decided to use a pair of headphones (30 ohm inpendence) for it, and i'd rather not go buying an expensive pair of speakers, however i've noticed no matter what settings i change via the audio menu, the volume is low, i'm thinking it's the blu-ray player's soundcard being old.

Via my PC the sound is alot louder so i assume once again, sound card.

To combat this, i'm thinking of getting a headphone amplifier (Mackie HM4 or LD Systems HPA4) to boost the volume up to normal levels, cause the bdp-s350 is a really good blu-ray player, and i'd rather not buy another one.

Any advice on this guys ? should i go with an amp ?
Yes, a headphone amp. I'd look at Schiit headphone amps. Here's one for 99 bucks the Magni.

https://www.schiit.com/products/magni-1

Or even a cheaper one from monoprice with a USB dac.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=11567

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[quote=glangford;59386128]Yes, a headphone amp. I'd look at Schiit headphone amps. Here's one for 99 bucks the Magni.


Or even a cheaper one from monoprice with a USB dac.


I'm in australia, and the Schiit magni 3 is $260

I'd rather go for a much cheaper headphone amp, like the Mackie HM4 (look up on DJCity AU) or LD Systems HPA4 (look up on DJCity AU)

which out of those two would be the best ?
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RCA is not suite to drive headphones.
Better get a headphone amp
Well in order to use the amp, since the BDP-S350 dosen't have any headphone jack, or usb ports, i'd have to use RCA to 3.5mm cable into a 1/4 inch adapter into the amp, then a 1/4 inch adapter into my headphones, that's the only setup i can think of, would that be good ?
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I assume the BDP-S350 hase line out (RCA)
Connect these to the RCA in of a headphone amp.
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I assume the BDP-S350 hase line out (RCA)
Connect these to the RCA in of a headphone amp.
It does, I checked yesterday. RCA out to RCA in of a headphone amp.

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Well in order to use the amp, since the BDP-S350 dosen't have any headphone jack, or usb ports, i'd have to use RCA to 3.5mm cable into a 1/4 inch adapter into the amp, then a 1/4 inch adapter into my headphones, that's the only setup i can think of, would that be good ?
You live in australia. I don't know if they are cheaper there than here, but Burson Audio is made down under. The Fun is 199-245 US dollars depending on op amp chosen, I'd assume it's cheaper there. I've never heard of the headphone amps you mention. I have the Burson audio Soloist MKII. it was 499 and a great headphone amp.

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