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Old 09-11-2016, 10:53 AM
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I was asked to do audio for a friend's interview shoot. They were using a Canon C100. The headphone out volume was really low, even cranked up all the way. I would have liked it twice as loud. I have run into this with other camcorders. Anybody using a headphone amp to deal with this? If so, can you share model numbers? Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:22 AM
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I use a FiiO E11. It has been discontinued and replaced with newer models. I like mine. I originally got it to use with my iPhone to listen to music, but realized it had additional uses with monitoring audio from a camera or audio recorder.

http://amzn.to/2cvFUNs

I also have a FiiO E6. I don't like it as much. You can't take the battery out, it's not very loud, and the controls are awkward.

http://amzn.to/2cvEF11
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Thank you. I saw that brand in my searching for a headphone amp. Also saw M-Audio, Behringer, ART, and many others. Thanks for the review.
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There was an earlier thread about using an headphone amp to raise the level on a camera awhile ago? I think that is how I found out about Fiio.

You can find different versions at flea bay. I think this is their site for selling, but not too sure.

http://www.miccastore.com/index.php

Still have not picked one up for my music player.
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It's a shame that the camera audio out is so weak, you would think the design engineers would have realized a hotter output was necessary. I can see this on a $250 consumer camera, but in something that costs thousands... oh well. Audio is always treated as secondary, unfortunately.
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The C300 is just as bad. Our audio techs are always complaining about the headphone out of that camera. Fortunately, the in-camera audio is generally a back-up we use for syncing and use the WAV files from the mixer, but still...
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