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Re: Audiophile Help - 3.5mm Headphone on Retro Consoles

by Ziggy587 Thu May 16, 2019 7:59 pm

Jagosaurus wrote:Essentially, these devices will make the signal fit for headphones, correct? Also, giving me some more control over gain, volume, etc?


Exactly right.
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Re: Audiophile Help - 3.5mm Headphone on Retro Consoles

by Jagosaurus Sun May 19, 2019 7:23 am

marurun wrote:A better solution might be to get one of those cheap mini amps. You can get one of those with a couple inputs and a headphone jack. Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Home-Audio-Power ... 003NVOWJS/


I finally had some time to review these links & absorb the in depth replies. Thanks gents. Learned a lot. I've helped friends & family hook up receivers & surround sound systems, but outside of those standard setups, I'm a greenhorn.

After reading reviews and specs, I think I like the guy above. I also dig the look & form factor. Nice looking piece of equipment.

My gameroom TV speakers are slowly starting to act up on my 11 year old Vizio. Cool I can connect some speakers. Also, my gameroom backs up to my home office and there's a 3.5mm input. I could use this to jam music while working too.

.14-Inch AUX-In Jack
The .14-inch jack, located conveniently in the front, allows you to connect the input of many devices including iPods, MP3 players, smartphones, CD players, etc.

Four Push Type Speaker L/R Terminals
Push Type Speaker Terminals
Lets you easily connect speaker wires directly to the amplifier.


I noticed the headphone out is the larger type connector.
.25-Inch Phone Jack
Accepts headphones with .25-inch plugs.


I could just use a 1/4 to 3.5mm adapter such as this with no issues correct?
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Re: Audiophile Help - 3.5mm Headphone on Retro Consoles

by Ziggy587 Sun May 19, 2019 9:13 am

Jagosaurus wrote:I could just use a 1/4 to 3.5mm adapter such as this with no issues correct?


Yep, that will work fine. Headphone outputs are always TRS that can either be 1/4" or 3.5mm, but you can adapter to/from either.
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Re: Audiophile Help - 3.5mm Headphone on Retro Consoles

by Jagosaurus Sun May 19, 2019 3:03 pm

Thanks man. I'm adding this to my list of hardware/setup/mod purchases to make.
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Re: Audiophile Help - 3.5mm Headphone on Retro Consoles

by Jagosaurus Sun May 26, 2019 3:45 pm

Okay gents... some more help/advice needed. My other 2 TVs around the house (not in game room) have stereo RCA red/white output (but not a 3.5mm output).

Is this signal from the TV good for headphones or still not best practice? In these rooms, I was thinking of using male RCA to female 3.5mm for a similar headphone setup from the TV itself versus off the consoles. I know typically this signal would be going to a receiver setup, then to speakers. Imagine it's a similar scenario to the OP (using headphones directly off console RCA outputs), but I happen to nowhave volume control on the TV?

I recall it being mentioned the TV has a built in amp for 3.5 output intended for headphones. Maybe it hits all audio output from TV?

I'm sure it will work, but not sure how well.
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Re: Audiophile Help - 3.5mm Headphone on Retro Consoles

by marurun Sun May 26, 2019 4:07 pm

Really not recommended. That is, again, line level out. You want to connect it to an amp. Those cheap amps are the way to go these days.
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Re: Audiophile Help - 3.5mm Headphone on Retro Consoles

by Jagosaurus Sun May 26, 2019 4:29 pm

marurun wrote:Really not recommended. That is, again, line level out. You want to connect it to an amp. Those cheap amps are the way to go these days.


Exactly what I was hunting. Thanks.
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Re: Audiophile Help - 3.5mm Headphone on Retro Consoles

by Jmustang1968 Sun May 26, 2019 6:24 pm

You could also juat get an older/cheaper receiver. Those always have a headphone line out.
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