hooking up a headphone amp to HK reciever

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  1. Tyler Cookson

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    Ok, so I got the seinheiser hd600's with a nice headphone amp... and I have no idea where to plug it into. I already plugged my headphones into the amplifier, and have a pair of RCA's running from the headphone amp up to my reciever. I just dont know where to plug it in.

    I just want to be able to hear whatever is playing at the moment from my headphones and not the speakers.
     
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    so many experts here and no one knows how to do this?
     
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    Does your receiver have A-B speaker selector? If so, turn them both off, and you should hear sound from the headphones only. If not, then I'm not sure how you would do it.
     
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    Just hook the headphone amp up to the L/R preout connections. Alternatively, connect the headphone amp to the headphone jack (adaptor may be required). I would try to stick with the pre-outs as they usually have better sound quality (components for headphone jack are usually cheap).
     
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    That is assuming you have pre-outs, since you didn't say what your receiver is. The pre-outs will sound the better because they will have a much higher output voltage than the typical headphone jack. With my little 2ch rig, I plug my headphones into my integrated because it's headphone jack has greater output than plugging directly into my CDP.
     
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    If you have a headphone amp, just bypass the receiver all together. Plug it directly into your CDPs RCA outs and use the head-amps volume control. Unless your CD player is very low quality compared to your H/K reciever.




    Agreed, don't use the headphone jack at all. That will eliminate almost all benefit of using a headphone amp.
     

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