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BEHRINGER MICROAMP HA400 by Review Summary ,  Aug 20, 2015

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BEHRINGER MICROAMP HA400
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 528 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 3.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Level5.0   above average
Price4.7   above average
Size4.6   above average
Sound4.5   above average
Control4.4   above average
Quality4.4   average
Volume4.4   above average
Headphone4.3   average
Knob4.3   above average
Noise4.3   average
Speaker4.0   average
Audio3.6   below average
Loud3.5   below average
Connector2.9   below average
Power2.9   below average
Cable2.1   mediocre


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Adapter

Adapter:
"However, I did have to use 1 4 Male to 1 8 Female adapters, so that might be part of the problem, but I think that is less likely."
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"The same problem occurred with multiple adapters."
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"So the issue becomes finding 1 8 Female TRS to 1 4 Male TRS adapters that aren't total junk."
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"Those adapters work perfectly."
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"Works well for TV's and PC's if you use size adapters going in and out"
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"Would have been nice if they had a 3.5mm input model so we don't have to buy adapters."
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"Works on 12-volt, so it can be powered by any 12-volt battery as well as the included AC power adapter."
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Audio

Audio:
"I wouldn't recommend it for more critical audio, such as mixing and mastering as the signal isn't clean or flat enough."
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"I bought this item to amplify the weak audio signal coming out of my PC to go into my LCD tv."
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"It just creates another connection which can degrade audio quality."
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"Unfortunately my TV doesn't have an audio bass and treble control, so I wish it had a bass boost, but that's OK."
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"There is a clear, audible hum in this unit that hurts the audio quality."
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"Audio seems clear."
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"Four audio inputs is a nice number and it fits the audio show great."
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"They could just as well rename their brand 3 Out Of 5 Stars Audio Equipment."
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Cable

Cable:
"I tried everything to test what the problem was: different 3.5mm cables, playing music through my phone, etc."
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"So at first I had a cheap used TRS cable going into my amp and to my mixer and got a terrible hiss."
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"Where the 12v cord plugs in is in a weird spot, but doesn't reall effect the performance."
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"Pros:- Small and compact- Decent sound quality- Decently durableCons:- AC adaptor and power cord are a bit flimsy."
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"Build quality is sturdy, annoying that it uses AC power, cord isn't as long as it could be, so finding optimal placement can be annoying."
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"Major disappointment-plugged everything in and no sound out of the headphones packed up everything inluding the I additional set of RCA cables and an adaptor I bought at Fry's (I hate them but they're really close to work) ready to return and then decided to do some reading on my amp and play with some of the audio controls and the menu."
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"(We used 25 FT 1 4in to 1 8in male cables, to spread out the speakers).Another great feature is you can pre-set the portable speaker(s) volume, and then control the multiple volumes through this device."
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"TRS cables, you should get clear stereo mixes in each headphone output!"
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"Exactly what I needed, and good value for money if they hold up as well as my Behringer cord checker has."
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"10' is nice because the power cord is about 10' long so it's a good match."
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")We use this amplifier to power a pair a headphones for a drum monitor and it works well, we use a extension cable (25ft) to plug them in but I am worried it could clip because it needs to be loud."
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Connector

Connector:
"The only problem is that it uses 1 4 TRS jacks for the input and outputs."
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"The only drawback is that it requires 1 4 headphone jacks, where most headphones in casual use have 1 8 jacks."
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"It still kinda works but the input jack cuts in and out so kinda broken kinda annoying 2 stars"
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"Over time several of them quit working and today the input jack broke - hence my current shopping spree for a replacement."
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"The slightest bump will cause intermittent connection problems and the connector will fall out by its own weight."
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"The only problem was that using the headphone jack turns off the speakers and there is not an either or option."
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"Worked great in my studio to connect my guest and me to the headphone jack from the mixer."
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"Made out of cast metal for durability & has it's own power supply.1 4 inch input jacks."
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"My TV headphone jack just did not have enough power to be able to hear shows using a normal Headphone."
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"- One other completely and utterly minor thing, aesthetically and functionally I would've liked the power connector on the opposite side of the 1 4 jacks."
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Control

Control:
"Love that I can control the volume which was exactly what the problem with the microphone was no volume control and could not hear the microphone even with the surround sound turned all the way up."
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"Unfortunately my TV doesn't have an audio bass and treble control, so I wish it had a bass boost, but that's OK."
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"Having independent volume controls for up to four people is nice so everyone can use a setting that suits them."
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"The volume controls move smoothly and create no static."
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"The spund quality is good, and the separate volume controls are great."
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"They are great and give me a lot more control over the sound balance reaching my ears."
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"Perfect for when you need multiple volume controls for headphones, especially on remotes with a small mixer."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"The only drawback is that it requires 1 4 headphone jacks, where most headphones in casual use have 1 8 jacks."
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"I've had some problems with Behringer stuff in the past so I was a little worried, but this Headphone amp works really great for me."
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"It's hard to find a product that lets you use 4 headphones & each one has a volume control too."
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"I hate the wireless headphones and batteries."
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"When the headphones are plugged straight into the computer the sound is very weak because of the high resistance of the headphones."
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"I like this small amp for my desktop, hooked to mac mini, works great with multiple headphone sets hooked up."
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"Perfect way for 4 people to listen to same music with their headphones."
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"It works well and my headphones are definitely loud."
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"Excellant signal booster for headphones for the price! "
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"I know them very well though my interface headphone output."
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Knob

Knob:
"The knobs are hard to turn unless you have child fingers."
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"The knobs seem kind of flimsy, but so far doing it's job okay (I've had it for about a month now)."
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"Works great, knobs are nice."
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"Smooth knobs and more important it actually sounds good! "
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"Clear sound, great output, smooth tuning knobs, and compact.."
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"Nice volume, solid knobs that feel quality."
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"Knobs aren't cheap weak."
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Level

Level:
"Using this little box, it is possible to get the sound levels perfectly balanced (especially if used in conjunction with a sound pressure level meter, either a standalone unit or an app on your smartphone).It is fairly priced and drop dead simple to use."
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"Does exactly what it says it will, and outputs a clean sound at a good level."
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"It works as expected...each output channel has its own level knob and the sound is clear and very loud."
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"I can usually listen on setting 8 for about and hour or so before I have to turn it back down to a reasonable level again."
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"Here's what I can tell you from my brief trials so far (used a set of Audio Technica M50's as well as some Beyerdynamic DT-990 Premium 250 ohms just to test out the power output and clarity) - this unit will be perfect for monitoring levels and ensuring we keep our faces in front of the microphones."
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Loud

Loud:
"Unfortunately, the volume from the TV was not loud enough for me to hear at a level I wanted to hear."
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"Other than the figity input it get loud and is a simple solution to problems."
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"The first thing I noticed about this product is when I plugged my headphones in there was a painfully loud pop in my left headphone."
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")We use this amplifier to power a pair a headphones for a drum monitor and it works well, we use a extension cable (25ft) to plug them in but I am worried it could clip because it needs to be loud."
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"It works well and my headphones are definitely loud."
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"Amp works great, loud"
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"I got this box yesterday and hooked it up and now the volume in both sets of headphones is loud and clear."
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"Loud and good quality"
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"The sound was good, but most importantly it was loud enough to hear over the drums."
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Mixer

Mixer:
"So at first I had a cheap used TRS cable going into my amp and to my mixer and got a terrible hiss."
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"Wish I had something with 4 independent mute buttons, but I would have to go to a pretty expensive mixer to have 4 independent outputs."
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"Absolutely love it great invest ment plug up to the mixer with no problem will be doing a You Tube Review on how it works it works great."
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"Great little headphone amp and splitter mixer."
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"Im not much of a fan of Behringer to begin with but I LOVE and use the X32 mixer."
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"the only ones of good use to me are the 2 channel mixers because I can use the mic input instead of the monitor input."
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Music

Music:
"I tried everything to test what the problem was: different 3.5mm cables, playing music through my phone, etc."
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"It did a very good job, but it does have some sound degradation when listening to 24 96 hi res music."
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"I would not recommend it for listening to subtle or audiophile quality music... however, as a multiplexer for running a mix back to band members during a recording session, it works very well."
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"this product not only doesn't amplify but actually distorts the music, terrible ineffective waste of money."
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"It's okay for listening to music out in the shop but not nearly good enough for recording."
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"Perfect way for 4 people to listen to same music with their headphones."
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"This little baby is perfect for cranking the music up till my ears can't take any more!"
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"I wake up early, around 3am almost every day, and I love to listen to music."
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"Now I can actually get on with the music :-)Another excellent Behringer purchase."
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"It's amplification is far greater than any of the devices I tried that are made for personal music players."
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Noise

Noise:
"I use it in combination with my Macbook Pro and Apogee Duet for recording sessions in small settings where noise is a problem for the neighbors."
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"No muffling, no extraneous noise, no meaningful signal degradation."
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"I bought this to plug in my headphones and 2.1 speakers into my PC at the same time, and so far it is working great, with no noticeable noise (unless you max the volume on the amp) or clipping."
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"Low noise, easy controls, super compact."
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"I coupled these with several headsets - the apartment has noise restrictions, but this allows us all to watch videos with good sound volume."
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"We can just comfortably wear noise canceling headphones and play with just the acoustic drums playing outloud."
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"The volume controls are great, and I don't hear much noise at all over the headphones."
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Power

Power:
"My only complaint is that there is no power switch."
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"The power input is diode protected against reverse polarity to prevent damage if you power it via a non-provided power source and reverse the + - power polarity."
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"Pros:- Small and compact- Decent sound quality- Decently durableCons:- AC adaptor and power cord are a bit flimsy."
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"The only complaint I have is that it does not have a power switch so whenever it is plugged in, it is on."
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"Build quality is sturdy, annoying that it uses AC power, cord isn't as long as it could be, so finding optimal placement can be annoying."
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"I'm not sure how to describe how many decibels of output this device will produce, but the volume level on the Behringer Microamp has enough power that the volume can be turned up well beyond comfortably sufficient to painful, for those so inclined."
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"Keep in mind that you do need to plug it into a power outlet, but when you do, it will power 4 separate headphones independently, and deliver good volume an any or all of them."
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"Works on 12-volt, so it can be powered by any 12-volt battery as well as the included AC power adapter."
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"Made out of cast metal for durability & has it's own power supply.1 4 inch input jacks."
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"Amazing power for the size and price!"
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Price

Price:
"Built like a brick, solves a real problem, and it's affordable."
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"So cheap, I can't give it 5 stars, cause if it's that inexpensive, there must be something wrong with it, right?"
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"If I had the disposable money I would buy that one and compare contrast but I'm broke so I'll live with what I got."
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"this product not only doesn't amplify but actually distorts the music, terrible ineffective waste of money."
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"Behringer doesn't have the best of reputations, but some of their gear does a great job at the price."
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"Excellant signal booster for headphones for the price! "
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"The sound quality is perfectly fine for an amp of this price range."
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"For the price this thing is amazing!"
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"Splendid and affordable!"
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"This Behringer Microamp offered an inexpensive and effective way to boost the volume to sufficient volume to hear."
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Quality

Quality:
"It isn't great for a pro quality setting but will work nicely for home podcasts if you don't mind gain feedback in your ears if you turn the volume up past mid volume."
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"The quality is ok, not great, and I'm sure some people would think it's bad."
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"Build quality is sturdy, annoying that it uses AC power, cord isn't as long as it could be, so finding optimal placement can be annoying."
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"I would not recommend it for listening to subtle or audiophile quality music... however, as a multiplexer for running a mix back to band members during a recording session, it works very well."
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"After an attempt to use My Zone Wireless Headphones was a bust for me due to its terrible sound quality, my techie husband bought this amp for me as part of a setup that allows me to listen to TV as loud as I want without disturbing him or the neighbors."
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"It just creates another connection which can degrade audio quality."
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"The good: sound quality is crisp and clear."
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"Seems to be good quality and works fine."
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"The sound quality is perfectly fine for an amp of this price range."
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"With that problem taken care of, the unit does just what I need it to do, and the sound quality is plenty good for TV viewing."
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"Personally, I now feel more comfortable spending more for a higher quality amplifier after experiencing this one at $25."
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Simple

Simple:
"Using this little box, it is possible to get the sound levels perfectly balanced (especially if used in conjunction with a sound pressure level meter, either a standalone unit or an app on your smartphone).It is fairly priced and drop dead simple to use."
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"Other than the figity input it get loud and is a simple solution to problems."
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"Simple and effective."
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"This is a headphone amp and it amplifies headphones basic and simple, it don't make pancakes it does what it should well"
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"This is a simple four way splitter that does it's job well."
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"Needed a simple remote Headphone Port for my DAW, Nice solid metal box."
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"It's simple and lightweight, so it's all good! "
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Size

Size:
"I use it in combination with my Macbook Pro and Apogee Duet for recording sessions in small settings where noise is a problem for the neighbors."
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"With all of that said, I have noticed two small problems."
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"The only problem is the connectors - for a small amp like this I'd think 3.5mm is much more common than the larger 1 4 that it has on the box."
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"This Microamp has a nice, small footprint that requires very little space."
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"Works well for TV's and PC's if you use size adapters going in and out"
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"Perfect for the small studio or on the couch with friends gaming late at night."
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"It's compact in size, and built surprisingly well for the price ($24.99)."
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"small form factor, easy to use."
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Sound

Sound:
"The sound is not clear."
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"It is good for the price, it is loud enough, but understand what it is for, As others said, does not reproduce FULL RANGE of sound, not good for recording, only use as a monitor !"
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"I bought this because I'm getting sound out of my monitor and it just sounded a bit weak."
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"When the headphones are plugged straight into the computer the sound is very weak because of the high resistance of the headphones."
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"It did a very good job, but it does have some sound degradation when listening to 24 96 hi res music."
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"After an attempt to use My Zone Wireless Headphones was a bust for me due to its terrible sound quality, my techie husband bought this amp for me as part of a setup that allows me to listen to TV as loud as I want without disturbing him or the neighbors."
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"The good: sound quality is crisp and clear."
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"Produces the sound perfectly."
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"The sound quality is perfectly fine for an amp of this price range."
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"With that problem taken care of, the unit does just what I need it to do, and the sound quality is plenty good for TV viewing."
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"Smooth knobs and more important it actually sounds good! "
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Speaker

Speaker:
"Little hissy but good enough for my PC speaker 'network' (crappy Sears computer speakers)."
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"The only problem was that using the headphone jack turns off the speakers and there is not an either or option."
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"No more unplugging and plugging in the desktop speakers and headphones from the back of the computer which was such a hassle everytime."
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"Little hissy but good enough for my PC speaker 'network' (crappy Sears computer speakers)."
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"lets me switch between speakers stereo and headphones with ease."
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"I bought this to plug in my headphones and 2.1 speakers into my PC at the same time, and so far it is working great, with no noticeable noise (unless you max the volume on the amp) or clipping."
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"(We used 25 FT 1 4in to 1 8in male cables, to spread out the speakers).Another great feature is you can pre-set the portable speaker(s) volume, and then control the multiple volumes through this device."
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"I was amazed that there was no lag between speaker system one (port 2) and speaker system two (port 3)."
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Stereo

Stereo:
"Behringer HA400 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amp ...It is the worst thing I ever purchase in my entire life."
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"The right ear phone is now dead silent, yet in the PC it was perfect stereo."
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"lets me switch between speakers stereo and headphones with ease."
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"TRS cables, you should get clear stereo mixes in each headphone output!"
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"The sound is as good as it is straight from the TV (stereo)."
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"It uses 1 4 stereo jacks, wich is no problem for me cus I always use my vintage headphones."
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"The right ear phone is now dead silent, yet in the PC it was perfect stereo."
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Volume

Volume:
"Unfortunately, the volume from the TV was not loud enough for me to hear at a level I wanted to hear."
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"Also not great in the volume department."
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"Love that I can control the volume which was exactly what the problem with the microphone was no volume control and could not hear the microphone even with the surround sound turned all the way up."
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"I researched several (well, many) approaches to help solve my family's problem of finding an acceptable TV volume to please everyone."
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"I USE THE SCARLETT 2I2 THE HEADPHONE VOLUME ON IT WAS NOT THE BEST, TOO LOW."
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"Having independent volume controls for up to four people is nice so everyone can use a setting that suits them."
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"The volume controls move smoothly and create no static."
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"The spund quality is good, and the separate volume controls are great."
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"This Behringer Microamp offered an inexpensive and effective way to boost the volume to sufficient volume to hear."
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