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Would an impedance adapter or an in-line volume control function the same?

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Here's the deal. I have a UE600 (rather low impedance) that is apparently drawing too much current from my new Galaxy S4 (which probably has rather high output impedance), such that above certain volume levels, I experience audio clipping.

 

Will an impedance adapter or an in-line volume control solve the audio clipping issue?


What is the difference between an impedance adapter or an in-line volume control? From the way I see it, both adds resistance so that the current drawn would be lesser.

 

Any audio experts here?

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I think you are essentially correct. The thing to be careful of is that increasing impedance is not audio transparent - it also changes the sound signature. It's a pretty inexpensive trial - check ebay for low-cost impedance adapters, and vol controls.
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