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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    What about an inexpensive headphone amp? Might be cheaper than a repair.
    You mean to amplify the signal from the stereo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriesba View Post
    You mean to amplify the signal from the stereo?
    Essentially in lieu of the stereo. To avoid the stereo's jack (and likely to provide better sound). I don't know your set-up, but if your stereo has a line out or pre-amp out, you could run those to the headphone amp, then plug your phones into it. Depending on your set-up, there may be other options.

    Schiit products have a good reputation - I don't own any - and their headphone amps start at $99. But there are many others.

    If your music source has a digital audio out (like a USB connection), you can get a combination DAC/amplifier. But as I said, I don't know your set-up, so I should avoid going on any further.
    Last edited by jegreenwood; Jun-15-2020 at 14:11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    Essentially in lieu of the stereo. To avoid the stereo's jack (and likely to provide better sound). I don't know your set-up, but if your stereo has a line out or pre-amp out, you could run those to the headphone amp, then plug your phones into it. Depending on your set-up, there may be other options.

    Schiit products have a good reputation - I don't own any - and their headphone amps start at $99. But there are many others.

    If your music source has a digital audio out (like a USB connection), you can get a combination DAC/amplifier. But as I said, I don't know your set-up, so I should avoid going on any further.
    I can recommend this brand. I've got two Schiit headphone amps, one of them is mentioned (quite cheap) MAGNI and I'm very happy with it. The sound is comparable to much more expensive amps.

    Schiit MAGNI review 1
    Schiit MAGNI review 2
    Last edited by DaddyGeorge; Jun-15-2020 at 18:07.

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