FAQs

Q. Will this amplifier work with my headphones?

A. You will see some increase in performance with most headphones. If your headphones have a sound pressure level (SPL) of greater than 85 decibels per milliwatt, then your headphones will pair nicely with all of our amplifiers. Below that and these amplifiers will not drive your headphones optimally.

Amplification will not work with connection via Bluetooth.

 

Q. What battery do the amplifiers use? 

They take a standard 9 V battery, PP3 size.

 

Q. How long will a battery last?

A good quality 9 V battery with 500 mAh capacity will last for around 20 hours of listening.

You can increase that time with larger capacity batteries.

 

Q. Will this amp work with my car stereo/Walkman/phone etc.?

Yes, our amplifiers work with any device with a 3.5 mm output.

Over the years our customers have used this for car stereos, tape decks, phones, iPods, iPhones and more.

 

Q. Do I need an amplifier?

The real benefit of a headphone amplifier is that it improves the listening experience and increasing fidelity.

People also use headphone amplifiers to simply increase the volume of their source.

Most people don't need a headphone amplifier (unless you have headphones that are very difficult to drive, normally much older vintage headphones) but many people can't go back to listening to music without their favourite amplifier!

For more information you can read our page, what is a headphone amplifier?

 

Q. Where is the product dispatched from?

All of our products are dispatched from our production facilities near Darlington, in the north east of England.

 

Q. Where is the product made?

All of our products are made in our production facilities near Darlington, in the north east of England.

 

Q. Is this better than X, Y or Z amplifier?

You'll have to decide for yourself, but please read our product reviews on the website and the feedback page on our eBay page, which can be found here: eBay feedback for AskewLabs

You can find a lot of comparisons to other popular headphone amplifiers and we are proud of the fact that our amplifier always stacks up well against the competition, and even against products that cost a lot more than ours!