[RNLD] Headphone Amps for Transcription

Steffen Haurholm-Larsen shaurholml at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 6 06:31:01 UTC 2013

I use these loudspeakers
they are heavier and bulkier than your average computer speaker, but
the advantage of built-in amplification and a line-in for headphones. They
do require power, but so would an external amplifier.

Steffen Haurholm-Larsen

University of Bern

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 3:48 AM, Bill Forshaw <w.forshaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> When doing transcription work in the field I often use a headphone
> splitter to run either a pair of headphones and small set of computer
> speakers or two sets of headphones. I do this by using a small cheap
> 'passive' splitter  see link
> http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=PA3582.
> However this reduces the strength of the signal to the two devices,
> particularly the headphones. This sometimes results in the audio level
> being too low, especially when transcribing conversation. I can raise the
> volume artificially on the laptop but this can result in distortion which
> is of course not ideal.
> I was wondering whether anyone had any experience in using a headphone
> amplifier in conjunction with their laptop to help drive a number of
> headphones. I am thinking about adding something like this 4 way headphone
> amp to my field work toolkit
> http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/HA400.aspx. Any thoughts/experience?
> Thanks

Mange venlige hilsener,

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