Originally Posted by mplee79 How do i use my home cd player with rca cables and optical out to my headphone amp or headphones?
The best way would be to buy a headphone amplifier. (If you haven't already got one)
You take a stereo rca cable to the back of your headphone amp (Which may also have rca cables) and just plug your headphones into the amp.
Another way is to get a lead that has rca at one end and a mini stereo plug on the other and buy a much cheaper battery operated headphone amp. Tp plug your headphones into a mini amp though, you would also need a convertor lead for your headphone Jack plug.
Even cheaper (nothing) is if your cd player has an output on the front, just plug straight in. I have a Marantz player (amongst others) that sounds good straight into the front and there is also a volume control which is even better.