I've been thinking about building this little Altoid tin headphone amp kit
for listening with my Sennheiser 555s.
Granted, the point of building the kit is, well, building the kit--but given the limitations of a (cheap) kit-built design and the fact that I listen exclusively to mp3s on my iPhone or Mac, will there be a perceptible improvement in sound from the cans? Is there more to the sound of my mp3s that I might not be hearing just driving the Sennheisers with the juice from the iPhone's or Mac's headphone jack that would merit stepping up the signal with the little amp?
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Jan 28, 2014 -
I have an upright bass, a Fishman B-2 preamp, a Sennheiser e835 microphone, a Peavy PV10 Mixing board, an Ampeg Micro VR stack, a Six Rounds piezo pickup (which suck suck sucks, but I mention for full disclosure), and various cables and connecters. How can I combine these items to best amplify the upright bass? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt
on Apr 9, 2013 -
I'm 24, I've been kicked out of college twice, and I want a degree that will be a good springboard for going into the guitar effects/amplification field. Also, a >$40k salary starting out would be nice. Is electrical engineering the right fit for what I'm looking for? [more inside]
posted by bumpjump
on Apr 27, 2012 -
What is a very high quality, low wattage guitar amplifier that will not overpower a small room, but has enough punch to pick up some nuanced playing, and maybe one or two on-board effects? [more inside]
posted by psmealey
on Feb 7, 2009 -
My buddy and I are trying to figure out what we need so we can have amplification and recording capabilities when we jam in the basement. I've played acoustic guitar and drums for years but am an absolute n00b when it comes to next steps. Meaning, I don't know the difference between a PA or an amp (is a PA an amp?).
posted by pencroft
on Aug 27, 2008 -
How do I tackle feedback with a piezo pickup on a very small instrument (ukulele), running it through guitar amps or PA systems? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Oct 4, 2007 -
What's a good, versatile and powerful electric bass rig to buy in the $750-1,500 range? [more inside]
posted by psmealey
on Mar 23, 2007 -
Decentgearonashoestringbudgetfilter: looking for recommendations for a $500-ish guitar head. Details and [more inside]
posted by bradn
on Aug 14, 2006 -
My father is hard of hearing. I'm looking for suggestions regarding easy
audio devices that will let him listen to the TV at the volume he needs, but also let the rest of the family enjoy the program at a more reasonable volume. [more inside]
posted by Galvatron
on Dec 22, 2005 -
Where is the best place on a violin to attach a DiMarzio Acoustic Model Pickup? The band's got a gig tonight, the pick-up is new and we want the best sound possible from the fiddle.
posted by bunglin jones
on Mar 18, 2005 -