- Sep 11, 2007
Recently replaced my 5.1 set-up and with it the receiver. Unfortunately the new receiver doesn't have a headphone output. So what I've been doing when using my headphones is running the audio through the TV via HDMI in and composite out then attaching my headphones to the 3.5 mm jack on the other end of the composite cables. Unfortunately the composite output on the back of my TV can't really power my cans all that well so the volume is painfully low. To remedy this I figure I'll throw a headphone amp between the TV and the headphones. So can anybody recommend a cheap headphone amp (I'm thinking $50, although less would be better) that can give me enough juice to power my cans without degrading the audio quality?