Are boostaroo amps worth it?
Nov 28, 2007 at 3:22 AM Post #3 of 13

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A friend of mine had one and I tried it out. I did not think that it sounded very good. It was loud, but rough. I think you would be much better off buying a good starter amp from someone upgrading their system. Lots of them to be found in the for sale forum.
 
Nov 28, 2007 at 5:04 AM Post #4 of 13

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The Boosteroo does exactly what its supposed to do.
It allows more than one person to listen to a source with headphones. Its not really a headphone amp.
It is clear and really doesnt do much to the sound ,good or bad actually. Its a splitter mostly. For the price its ok,but it wont do what a headphone amp does.
Also,it wont drive high impedance headphones.
 
Dec 20, 2007 at 4:54 PM Post #5 of 13

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I own a Boostaroo Revolution (as a starter amp, on my way to "Head-Fi Heaven"), and it seems to amplify both my MDR-NC60 (40 ohms w/ NC on, 100 ohms with it off) and D777SL (24 ohms) cans pretty good, I almost have to turn my MZ-NH700 down from 20 (my normal passive setting with EX90SL/EX85SL) to 12-15 while using them, it really is a game saver (and battery and unit saver too), sans the "3D surround" action on it, and I will soon, after doing more research looking for a stick-style headphone amp, get a better, non-surround sound version of it. Plus, the Revolution is made right here in the U.S.A., while the basic one is not (it is imported), so you know you are getting a good product with great service to go with it. However it is not recommended if you own any cans/IEM's under 24 ohms, even if your unit is only 5 mW per channel like mine.

As for the original Boostaroo, I looked at it, and was thinking of it, but I agree it is a piece of garbage, in fact they also make one (of those not the Revolution) under the Radio Shack banner as well.
 
Dec 20, 2007 at 11:22 PM Post #7 of 13

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Originally Posted by achristilaw /img/forum/go_quote.gif
The thing is crap. No polite way to say it.


Yeap. And I find mine hissing badly too. But it does allow 6 people to listen to the same generic $20 mp3 player with one $3 earbud each. For that it's rather good.
 
Dec 21, 2007 at 12:57 PM Post #9 of 13

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Man have I got a bit to learn about the Head-Fi world. Thanks for the advice.

Like I said, it was only a starter unit. I do plan to upgrade as soon as I find a stick-style (preferably a clip-on) amp to replace it. Any I deas on an amp less than $150 USD and (Energizer) AA(A)(A) or 9v battery-powered (I hate rechargeables, especially embedded ones
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!!!) guys? You ae the experts, I leave it up to you guys.

Thanks,

Ray Jackson
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Dec 23, 2007 at 2:31 AM Post #11 of 13

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[size=x-small]True audiophiles won't want to leave home without the Boostaroo Revolution, so HELL YEAH[/size]
 
Dec 23, 2007 at 7:35 AM Post #12 of 13

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BIGHMW /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Man have I got a bit to learn about the Head-Fi world. Thanks for the advice.

Like I said, it was only a starter unit. I do plan to upgrade as soon as I find a stick-style (preferably a clip-on) amp to replace it. Any I deas on an amp less than $150 USD and (Energizer) AA(A)(A) or 9v battery-powered (I hate rechargeables, especially embedded ones
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!!!) guys?
You ae the experts, I leave it up to you guys.

Thanks,

Ray Jackson
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I guess you have only one option, which is the xin supermicro, it's not clip on but it is really small
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One thing though, if you order one you will need the patience of a saint, because from what I've read, it can take up to half a year for it to be built and shipped
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you'll find the amp here:
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Jul 16, 2012 at 8:45 AM Post #13 of 13

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Why not do what everybody else is doing? Buy a FiiO E7 or E17. Although it has a rechargeable battery pack, you CAN take it out and replace it. It's small, bonds to your device with a provided silicone band. I have a Boostaroo Revolution. I used the provided set of batteries, and when they died, I tossed it. The replacement batteries alone cost more than the Boostaroo, being a weird AAA with nibs on both ends... so regular AAA's are too short. Very very bad business decision for Boostaroo!
 

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