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CMoy Amp (or other device) to Decrease Volume?

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I'm a novice to hi-fidelity headphones, but not to DIY'ing. I recently acquired some T50-RP's that I find too loud even on the lowest volume setting. I usually listen away from my computer, using a Galaxy S3 as a player. 

 

Has anyone built an amp (or other device) for the purpose of allowing a lower volume?

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I'm a novice to hi-fidelity headphones, but not to DIY'ing. I recently acquired some T50-RP's that I find too loud even on the lowest volume setting. I usually listen away from my computer, using a Galaxy S3 as a player.

 

Has anyone built an amp (or other device) for the purpose of allowing a lower volume?

This is one of the primary purposes of an amplifier - "lower" or "higher" doesn't matter.  The key is that it allows a volume control.  So yes, any amp can be used to lower volume.

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This is one of the primary purposes of an amplifier - "lower" or "higher" doesn't matter.  The key is that it allows a volume control.  So yes, any amp can be used to lower volume.

Good deal, thanks for the clarification. If I can find some time I'll try my hand at a CMoy and post results. 

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This is one of the primary purposes of an amplifier - "lower" or "higher" doesn't matter.  The key is that it allows a volume control.  So yes, any amp can be used to lower volume.

Thanks, I ended up going with a diy cmoy with parts from Digi-Key. The amp exceeded my expectations. The resolution of volume control is much better. I used a logarithmic potentiometer if anyone else is curious.

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