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#245522 8-Feb-2019 13:27
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A friend has started doing online transcription work (via the computer) and isn't getting enough volume through her (good quality-Sony-32 ohm) headphones.


The problem is mostly because of the way people speak, with fluctuating sound levels and occasionally swallowing words.


Any suggestions for brands of headphone amps?


There seems be plenty on offer at AliBaba but it's hard to tell how good the stuff is, or whether it'll do the job at all.


Budget up to say, $NZ75


Thanks :-)


PS: An old regular amp might do the job, but it's kinda overkill...



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  #2175079 8-Feb-2019 14:51
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My colleague swears by Fiio, you can find them on Ali Express - I can't comment further unfortunately

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  #2175085 8-Feb-2019 15:30
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FIIO in that price bracket. Not much else compares.

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  #2175089 8-Feb-2019 15:37
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I've got a Topping-TX1 amp which can drive headphones and speakers.


Love it for the bookshelf speakers in my office.

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  #2177117 12-Feb-2019 12:28
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Thanks, guys :-)

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  #2177198 12-Feb-2019 15:31
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I have a fiio e17 that I've never used, got box and everything. Been wanting to sell that for a while.

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