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Babyface Pro to Monotor Studio Headphones
Old 12th April 2019
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Babyface Pro to Monotor

I'm planning to buy HD800S headphones, and I'm currently using a Babyface Pro as my headphone out.

The Babyface is struggling to even power my DT 770 250ohm, so im getting a littlelabs monotor also.

How do I go about sending signal to the Littlelabs monotor?

I'm assuming I use a single TRS cable from the Babyface Pro headphone out, but the Monotor takes stereo input?

Do I need to also get a TRS splitter?
Old 12th April 2019
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Your Babyface Pro has XLR outputs for Left and Right. Your Littlelabs Monitor has XLR inputs for Left and Right.
Perhaps we don't understand why you don't just go with the straightforward interconnection?
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Your Babyface Pro has XLR outputs for Left and Right. Your Littlelabs Monitor has XLR inputs for Left and Right.
Perhaps we don't understand why you don't just go with the straightforward interconnection?
I'm using the XLR outs for my main monitors
Old 12th April 2019
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Then you need a stereo break-out cable from the interface headphone output (either 3.5mm or 1/4 inch) to the Left and Right separate inputs on the headphone amp. Something like....

Insert Cable - Hosa

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Then you need a stereo break-out cable from the interface headphone output (either 3.5mm or 1/4 inch) to the Left and Right separate inputs on the headphone amp. Something like....
Ok perfect!

Does it matter that it splits into two TS cables?

I'm completely clueless when it comes to cables but I always hear to use TRS cables and not TS? I don't actually know what either means lol
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Does it matter that it splits into two TS cables?
There is no option. The headphone output is unbalanced Left and unbalanced Right. So it splits into two unbalanced TS plugs.

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I'm completely clueless when it comes to cables but I always hear to use TRS cables and not TS? I don't actually know what either means lol
If you have a balanced source (XLR or TRS) and a balanced destination (XLR or TRS) then yes it is prefereable to use a balanced connection (XLR or TRS).

Bur if you have an unbalanced (TS or RCA) source or an unbalanced (TS or RCA) destination, then it is much safer to use a TS cable.


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I've also just read that TS cables are only an issue if they're long, which in this case they wont be.

Thank you for your help, Richard!
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