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Headphone Output Studio Headphones
Old 27th December 2010
Gear Nut

Headphone Output

I have a high end Woo Audio 3+ Headphone Amplifier that I use use in the studio all the time paired with my Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohms headphones. The biggest problem I've had recently is volume level from my input source. I use an EMU 0404 USB Interface output and run it into the WA3+...Problem is...even with my headphone output on my interface turned all the way up, and my WA3+
turned all the way up, I'm not getting enough push / gain for my headphones.

What can I do to make it louder? Is there anything that I could plug into my
EMU0404 in it's headphone output to increase the volume before it reaches
the WA3+? I'm afraid if I do that thou, I would get a lot of distortion and
it would ruin the purpose of having a quality headphone amplifier like the
WA3+ ...Any suggestions on devices no more than $400 that I could purchase
for an additional gain on my EMU 0404 that would go in the middle of these 2
devices before it reaches the WA3+ and my headphones? Any suggestions to
solve this problem? Thanks for your help!
Old 28th December 2010
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32 Ohm Headphones

Yes, try the 32Ω version of those phones:

Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium Headphones 32 Ohms

Old 28th December 2010
Gear Nut

I got them custom made thru Beyerdynamic Manufaktur. Was told 600ohms was the way to go. There's no turning back now lol...There's gotta be something out there that would give me some more gain! Anyone?
Old 28th December 2010
All my Beyer cans sit parked on their respective hooks. I grabbed some AKG K240 cans and everyone's been a lot happier.

As for volume? Believe or not, Symmetrix has a great CHEAP headphone amp with heaps of volume, the 304. Plus, an even better bargain is the lowly Presonus HP4.
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