A robust headphone splitter and amplifier [daily podcasting photo #6]

Behringer HA400 headphone amplifier

In a perfect world, everyone would have great headphones—the would fit perfectly, have great sound, and, most importantly, they would all be the same.

But that's not reality for me and many other podcasters. Most of the time, we each have our own headphones that fit our ears best (or else our budgets). You can use a simple headphone splitter, like I shared yesterday, but I recommend something like the Behringer HA400.

A headphone amplifier like this is not subject to signal-weakening when you add more headphones. But more importantly, this gives each output channel its own volume controls.

So now everyone can wear their favorite pair of headphones and eat their cake control their volume, too!

About the Author
As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.
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Chris Rodriguez
10 years ago

I also have one of these and love it.  In addition to personal preferences of volume, we each have different types and quality of headphones, so this helps make everyone happy.  I do wish there was an on/off switch on these.  Anyone considering buying one may want to add to their Shopping Cart a 1/4″ to 1/4″ patch cable (to go to sound source) and 4 mini-stereo to 1/4″ headphone adapters.  

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