Top 5 Best portable headphone amplifier :
In simple words , a headphone amplifier is a device that improves the quality of the music signal. You will connect one end of the amplifier to a music output device and one headphone to the other end. It will improve the signal quality of the input and send it to the output. Simple, isn’t it ? Actually all gadgets including phones, tablets, laptops etc. have one built-in amplifier inside at the headphone jack. But the size of these amplifiers is small and that is the reason they can’t amplify as good as other amplifiers.
Headphone amplifier comes in different design and size. The simplest one is for single person use : it can only connect one device at a time. Normally, these amplifiers are portable and you can carry them wherever you want. Other type is for studio use or we can say it as multi device amplifier. You can connect multiple devices simultaneously. These are useful for music bands and studio recording. The size of this type can also vary.
In this post, we are listing down the top 5 best headphone amplifiers and the main features of each one . Let’s take a look at the list first :
|YOHOOLYO Headphone amplifier||2000 mAh||8 hours|
|Neoteck Headphone amplifier||2000 mAh||8 hours|
|FiiO A3 (E11K)||1400 mAh||16 hours|
|Peachtree Headphone amplifier||4100 mAh||8 hours|
|BEHRINGER MICROAMP HA400 amplifier||N/A (DC)||N/A|
5. YOHOOLYO Portable Headphone Amplifier :
It is a lightweight and small sized headphone amplifier . The weight is 122g and the size is only 98mm x 60mm x 15mm, means it will easily fit in your pocket. It comes with one 2000 mAh lithium rechargeable battery that lasts for more than 8 hours on fully charge. It can be charged via USB cable. You can connect it with a laptop or with any other portable power source. The input port is 3.5 mm , you can also connect analog audio output devices with this amplifier. One small indicator is on top to show you the signal status and power on/off status.
1. Lightweight and small sized amplifier.
2. Rechargeable 2000 mAh lithium battery.
3. 8 hours working time on fully charged battery.
4. 3.5mm input port.
5. Small LED indicator to show the signal and power status.
4. Neoteck Headphone Amplifier,Ideal for MP3 MP4 Phones Digital Players and Computers :
Neoteck amplifier comes with an Aluminium matte surface body . The dimension is 97mm x 60mm x15mm. It is compatible with different devices like mp3 players,mobile phone or computers. The AUX input and output ports are on top and the charger point is on bottom. We love this design because you can use it while keeping it connected to a power source. Within the AUX ports, one small LED lights indicates the current charging status. red means it is charging and green means it is fully charged. The battery is of 2000mAh capacity which allows it to stay working for more than 8 hours.
1. Dimension : 97mm x 60mm x 15mm
2. Compatible with almost all devices,
3. 2000mAh battery.
4. 8 hours backup time.
5. USB charging port.
3. FiiO A3 (E11K) Portable Headphone Amplifier :
FiiO A3 weighs only 92 grams and its size is 91.2 mm×56 mm×13 mm. Designed with an aluminium-alloy body, this headphone amplifier is compatible with a wide range of devices. On the top, A3 has one switch for high/low gain and another one for bass boosting.On bottom, it has aux input port, headphone port and one point to connect the charger. It uses the pre amplifier circuit OPA1642 as voltage amplifier and AD8397 that serves as current amplifier. A3 comes with a 1400mAh battery that can provide up to 16 hours of continuous backup .
1. Lightweight,only 92 grams and small sized.
2. Aluminium body.
3. Switch for high/low gain and bass boosting.
4. 1400 mAh battery.
5. Uses OPA1642 and AD8397.
2. Peachtree Audio SHIFT portable headphone Amplifier :
Comes with a leather exterior, this small sized portable headphone amplifier can be used as USB digital to analog converter and a headphone amplifier .You can directly connect it to the USB port of a computer and connect headphone or other speakers on the other side.The rubber pad on the bottom improves the stability when you place it on a table. The Peachtree Shift’s multilayer circuit is designed to operate with all types of music files including high resolution music files including 32-bit/384kHz PCM and 5.6MHz Direct Stream Digital (aka double-rate DSD or DSD128)!.Shift has different output mode which is ideal when you connect it to speakers that don’t have any volume control. It comes with 4100 mAh battery pack that can provide up to 8 hours of playback time on a single charge. Additionally, it can charge an iOS device, which is really a good functionality if you are going to use it outdoor.
1. Leather exterior design,small sized.
2. DAC, connect it via USB port to a computer.
3. 4100 mAh battery, lasts for 8 hours.
4. Charge connected iOS device.
5. Designed to handle all low and high resolution files.
1. BEHRINGER MICROAMP HA400 Headphone Amplifier :
HA400 is a multiport headphone amplifier. It comes with four dedicated headphone ports with different volume controls for each. It is a compact headphone amplifier and can be used with any types of headphones. DC 12V current is required for powering it up (you will get one adapter with the package). You will not find any distortion in the music and at this price range, it amplifies your signal decently. You can buy it if you have a music band and each one of you want to use headphone at the same time. Or even if you want a headphone amplifier to listen to the music, this will do the job.
1. Four dedicated ports.
2. Different volume control for each port.
3. 12V DC current required.
4. Easy to use , easy to setup.
5. Value for money.