Audio Technica Makes an iPod Dock Headphone Amp

Audio Technica Makes an iPod Dock Headphone Amp

Anthony Nguyen
Jan 26, 2010

Did I ever tell you guys how I'm obsessed with aluminum audio equipment? Well, I am. And it's quite bad. So you can only imagine how I reacted earlier today while eating my bowl cereal and stumbling upon Audio Technica's Frankenstein headphone amp/iPod dock they've created.

If you're not familiar with headphone amps, you can check out our past reviews of Music Hall's PH25.2, NuForce Icon Mobile, or Firestone's Little Country Amp for a good general idea.

So, if you're already set with a nice set of cans and have been in the market for a headphone amp for your iPod, Audio Technica's got a pretty interesting product that may be right up your alley. The new AT-HA35i amp doesn't skimp on the internals; you get a built-in D/A converter (192 kHz/24bit) and has an output of 440mWx2, 20-20kHz frequency response and support for 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz sampling. And while the iPod dock is awesome and all, we like the fact that you also get RCA, S-Video, and digital audio outputs on the back if you ever wanted to plug your PC or laptop into it as well.

The Audio Technica AT-HA35i amp retails for ¥50,400 (or about $560) when it hits shelves in Japan later this month.

[Via Engadget]

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