I have been repeating this so many times...
You have as a very cheap contender, for low impedance HPs, the SM Pro Audio XPH4. Only shipping in the states (not for Europe any more... And it is damn cheap $39)SM Pro Audio XPH4 4 Channel Headphone Amp
Second on the list you have the Samson S·Amp. Good for medium and high impedance cans. It costs $55 on Amazon
Then there are also other amps that will do the job no problemo, which are the Behringher MA400, BEHRINGER AMP 800, ...
Pumping prices you have the Presonus HP4, great for high impedance cans and with a lot of power to be used even as a pre-amplifier.Amazon.com: PreSonus HP4 4-Channel Compact Headphone Amplifier: Musical Instruments
Finally not to repeat everything you have the following self-quotation
Originally Posted by Bullseye
Well I had to revive this thread because searching for more low cost headphone amps I found one which can't compete with the price of the S·Amp, but has some interesting specs. In the end maybe (most likely) it sounds the same as the S·Amp, but it has different specs and that is where I am going.
The amp I am talking about is the Musical Fidelity V-Can.
Its has this specs:
The interesting part of this is the output impedance of 5Ω
The total harmonic distortion is low, but even if it were <0.05 or more it would be ok. What do you think about the S/N?
The MSRP price is $199. Almost 4x the price of the S·Amp. However it can be found for $160 (shipping included to my place) (still around 3x the price of the S·Amp)
Another amp I have found is the Pro-Ject Headbox II:
These are the specs:
This amp seems to allow headphones with impedances higher than 30 Ohm
Price is a bit more than the V-CAN: ~$170 (Much more than the S·Amp)
Finally the Creek OBH-11
Price: ~$220 The priciest. This one also has a variable headphone output impedance.
Why am I putting all of these amps here? Well my intention was mainly to mention the V-can due to its specs and its very low output impedance. The others just for reference, and due to their multi purpose with different headphone impedances.
So far I still feel the S·Amp will be the best buy. For the price you just can't go wrong. But for people who use low impedance HPs, the V-Can, even if pricier than the S·Amp might be a good amp.
What do you guys think? (Mainly directed to Royalcrown?
Edit: Forgot about one last thing. It is still unbelievable how much the price sky rockets as soon as "Hi-Fi" is mentioned... Luckily we also have the word Pro that sometimes it is well used
Hope there is enough info here.Then you can keep searching other type of Pro amplifiers. Some of them with one output jack, the majority with 4.
Feel free to ask