Why use a headphone amplifier? Just the way a nice pair of loudspeakers needs a quality amplifier to sound their best headphone’s also need quality. This amplifier is housed in an Altoids tin with a Texas Instruments TLE opamp (regarded as the best implementation of the 08x IC). Each amplifier is built to. Chu Moy designed a very popular headphone amplifier that’s easy to build, and it can be built small enough to fit in a pocket, power supply and all. It’s powerful.

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Everything I’ve listened to has sounded very good. Only 17 left in stock – order soon.

Here you can see altoics DC jack. You’ll know when it’s crapping out. I’ll be back for any possible audio needs”. The higher current capabilities of the make it a much better choice for headphones under 75 ohms. I’ve left it on for hours because I forgot to turn the volume knob off. You can switch out the op amps for different ones and get a slightly different sound.


Ideal for portable use of most headphones. Killer amp and DAC! Best for most users.

I am an engineering graduate student with a love of all things audiophile. TLE amplifier IC – in a socket for opamp rolling TLE rail splitter for a ultra stable, clean ground reference Ground plane implementation 2 layer board 9 V battery powered for a noiseless power supply.

ajp Buy the selected items together This item: I will always repair or renew any defective amplifier. NJM op amp, features exceptionally low noise and distortion values. I wanted to use studio grade power hungry headphones with my iPhone. Learn more about Amazon Prime. A solid ground plane has been used to separate the power supply and the signal elements of the circuit. And since I had 10 boards, I decided to make the other 9 too! Home What is a Headphone Amplifier? Javascript is required to view comments normally.

Specify your headphones during checkout and we’ll optimize gain, bass boost, and output power for best performance with your headphones. A battery at the end of its life degrades the audio quality of any amplifier. The Side Here you can see the DC jack. It was a lot of fun to design and build, and I think it turned out looking and sounding fantastic. Switched off, your original audio signal is amplified.

It is an audiophile class of high performance headphone amplifier and you will be amazed by the high sound quality it amplified and reproduced. Apm my amplifiers have a lifetime warranty. This is a very capable amplifier that will effortlessly open up your headphones. These give me more than enough power. Had to pull out some of the audiophile recordings.


Please remember to mention your headphones in the Order Notes field during checkout so that your amplifier will be customized for best performance! Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

CMoy Portable Headphone Amplifier – Altoids!

It ended up sounding fantastic! You can use a normal disposable or rechargeable one.

Power is supplied to the opamps using a dual power supply, which effectively divides the input voltage source in half to create a virtual ground. Skip to main content. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Headphond other large factor is being able to use line level output from your source, compared to plugging in your phones into the dedicated phone heasphone.

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