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Hello,

Looking for a cheap headphone amplifier that runs on AC, not battery. For work. 54 ohms headset. EU based.
Would a cheap Behringer umc22 do the trick?
 
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Please provide a budget first. Cheap means different things to many of us.

Is the Topping L30 amp cheap to you?
 
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Please provide a budget first. Cheap means different things to many of us.

Is the Topping L30 amp cheap to you?
Too much. Something like $50. Audio quality is not that important, just need to increase loudness.
 
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I've always found products from Fiio to be great for price-to-performance... not sure if they have anything that low cost, but worth looking for sure.
 
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I've always found products from Fiio to be great for price-to-performance... not sure if they have anything that low cost, but worth looking for sure.
But wouldn't a Behringer amp do the job? A UMC22 is much cheaper and has a headphone output that can be amplified. It's not for music.
 
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But wouldn't a Behringer amp do the job? A UMC22 is much cheaper and has a headphone output that can be amplified. It's not for music.
Maybe that part should've been considered before you even logged in. :wink:
 
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But wouldn't a Behringer amp do the job? A UMC22 is much cheaper and has a headphone output that can be amplified. It's not for music.
I have the Behringer 202 and I cannot recommend it for 300 ohm cans. For 50 ohm cans it should do a nice job.

It runs off USB power from the PC. It does not have a wallwart nor an AC socket.
 
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The Behringer UMC22 appears to be a cheap USB interface. Not really a headamp or DAC/amp. It does not even have stereo analog inputs, as far as I can tell. And the headamp in it is probably quite basic.

If you really want more power and volume, then I would get an actual headphone amp or DAC/amp, rather than something like this.
 
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