Details Auvio headphone amplifier
HiFi headphone amplifier, delicate, compact, lightweight, and portable, which make it convenient to carry, can output remarkable sound without distortion.
- 16-150Ω HiFi headphone amplifier, it is delicate, compact, lightweight, and portable that it can be carry conveniently.
- 3.5mm AUX input and output, SNR>120Db and THD+N 0.0003%, make it possibility to output not just louder sound, but a sharper and more real stereo sound without distortion.
- Two-stage gain switch enhances the signal input into the amp circuit for optimal performance of the headphones
- Aluminum matte surface, fashion design provides you a comfortable handheld feeling while the aluminum matte surface makes it durable.
- Rechargeable lithium battery, it adopts a rechargeable lithium battery with 1000mAH capacity, which allows it to stay working more than 8 Hours.
- Universal compatibility, it can remarkably compatible with a various of digital devices, such as MP3 MP4 mobile phone computer.
Auvio Headphone Amplifier Review
I like to think I’ve Auvio headphone amplifier got pretty good hearing. I don’t regularly attend concerts or trade shows, and before I got moved to a quieter building at work, earplugs were my best friends. As such, I’ve never quite understood headphone amplifiers.
I’d heard of them, of course, but only in terms of gear for video and stage crews, people who need that extra boost to hear directors and stage managers over the crowds, pyrotechnics, and walls of Marshalls. As for everyone else, it seemed a bit pointless. Even then, what ones I saw for consumers were specifically marketed as assistive listening devices–hearing aids for people in denial.
A few years ago, a revelation into the sheer scope of headphone amps available came to me when a game designer I follow posted an image of the FiiO E09K dock into which was inserted an E17. At first, I couldn’t even figure out what the damn thing was (I thought the E17 was an mp3 player), literally researching and double-checking my research utterly convinced I was missing something.
There was simply no way something could cost that much that was little more than an upgrade to a volume knob. Even Auvio headphone amplifier considering the existence of bling culture, the handbag industry, and lowriders, it seemed an asurdity.
I mean, if you had that kind of dough to spend on an amp for headphones, wouldn’t it be more prudent to simply buy better headphones? It made me think of that ad for Rhino TuffGrip that showed the signature spray-on spackle applied to a Chevy SSR bed, irreparably coating the hand-polished wood runners.
It turned out even FiiO thinks their stuff is overkill, and most of their product photos show the amps hooked up to earbuds and strapped to the backs of smartphones.
That’s when I kind of got it.
Remember how expensive the Macbook Air was yet had one of the worst onboard cameras ever made? That’s really where FiiO’s bread and butter seems to be; lending better audio to devices that skipped out on it despite higher price tags.
Granted, that still makes it an impossibly niche market, but no longer a complete absurdity.
Moreover, I learned that the amps don’t merely raise the volume, but actually enhance the sound by picking up the slack for the built-in amps of the device they’re connected to. I was skeptical of this, as audiophiles tend to be the homeopathic, free energy flat-earthers of the tech world.
There’s also Auvio headphone amplifier the fact that a headphone amp doesn’t bypass the internal amp of the device, although I’m sure a sound engineer could fill me in on what I may be missing in this equation.
Recently, I went to Radio Shack to exploit their financial failings by way of their everyhing-must-go sale and picked up, among other things, a tiny headphone amplifier. In fact, I got two in case I wanted to take one apart. It’s from a company called Auvio, whom I’d never heard of before and suspect they may well have been exclusive to Radio Shack.
I won’t tell you how much the markdown was, but the initial retail price was around 30USD, very close to the now-discontinued FiiO E6. It’s about the size of a matchbook with a nice, rubbery finish and capped off with a brittle-feeling clip that I don’t trust one bit. Despite its size and notable lack of heft, it’s surprising the level of pure tech under that tiny hood.
Going back to what I was saying about enhancing the audio, it’s true that most lower-end headphone amps are simply volume boosters, but some have equalizers built into them.
These Auvio headphone amplifier isolate certain frequencies and bring them to the forefront, namely bass and treble. The trouble with most audio players (specifically devices for which music player is an afterthought) is that the internal amplifier circuits aren’t well-made, effectively homogenizing the deep bass and high treble sounds, robbing them of their respective nuances.
The Auvio’s EQ has three settings apart from “OFF” which are indicated by a slick little LED just under the top of the clip and toggled using the power switch.
Blue boosts both bass and treble by 5dB, Red boosts bass by 10dB, and pink boosts treble by 5 and bass by 10. It doesn’t sound like that much variety (where’s the setting that boosts treble alone for, say, spoken word or talk radio?), but the effect on my PSP was surprisingly remarkable.
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