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Need cheap headphone amp for AKG 701's

Apr 21, 2010
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Posted one of these threads a while back and have been making do with a cheap tube amp since then I got off Ebay, this things is really starting to annoy the shit out of me with hissing and crackling I'm getting through my phones and really want a decent headphone amp for upto £100 that won't give me this kind of shit.

It's fine when I have music playing as the music does drown the hissing out though I like to keep my phones on when I am not necessarily listening to anything to stop me constantly taking them off and putting them back on and with no sound going through them the hissing is unbearable.

Answers on a postcard.

EDIT: is it worth perhaps looking at a soundcard with integrated headphone amp for my budget as an alternative?
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Jun 2, 2009
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The objective 2 amplifier is a great amp to build. People do sell them pre-built. You can find them between 100-144 depending on where you look, already assembled. I built this amplifier for less than 50 total minus the casing. One of the best in that price range.