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Bose Companion 5 as DAC

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Hello - 

 

Im a complete newbie into this world.  I have recently purchased sennheiser 598 and a Schiit Magni to drive them.  I'm tight on funds and was wondering if I could use the headphone out on my Bose Companion 5 to feed the Schiit Magni.  Is this suicide?  Would it better just to use the headphone out on my imac until i can afford a DAC?

 

James

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You'll be double amping, which is not a recommended strategy.  For a headphone amp, you want to feed it a line-level signal.  Any "headphone out" jack will be amplified, so you don't want to be feeding that into a headphone amp.

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That said... yes it'll work. As long as the headphone port on the Bose isn't particularly noisy, you probably wouldn't even notice the difference. I don't know what the output on the bose is, but say set the volume at roughly 80% and you should be fine. 

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