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Good Headphone amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dave Metts, Sep 30, 2001.


  1. Ok, after a very ill-fated attempt to find a new amp it looks like I'm just going to get a headphone amp of some sort (because I've got a neighbor that is a sound-level nazi).

    So far I've heard that the Sansamp BDDI, Line6 POD, and Korg PX3B are good options. I really need something that will give me some sort of decent EQ (especially control over my mids -- I've got an onboard 2-band EQ on all of my basses). The ability to double as a decent DI for some direct-to-computer recording is definitely a plus. You all were extremely helpful in the other thread I started, so I have no doubts about getting some good info this time around.

    Thanks!
     
  2. natebass

    natebass

    Sep 6, 2001
    Bremerton, WA
    I have the Sansamp and it works great; however I'm upgrading to the POD because there is more options available, with the cabinet and fx simulators - plus you can download new sounds....
     
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    A Johnson J-Station is my choice for home use...
     
  4. Well svp-bsp into a headphone preamp, works good for me.:)
     
  5. LWatford

    LWatford

    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    The Raven Labs PHA-1 looks pretty nice. Just a basic Headphone amp/Preamp. Sadowsky's RSD-1 also looks nice, and can be used as a Headphone amp, preamp, and D.I. I havn't heard any of these units, but if the names mean anything, they should be pretty good!

    Lee