A headphone jack splitter, came as a solution for many people who wanted to enjoy videos and tunes with their companions. Headphone Jack Splitters can come in all different shapes and sizes.
If you are looking for a best headphone splitter then you should consider the number of output connections you need at first. A standard splitter typically has a single input, which connects to the audio player, and two or more outputs that can be connected to the headphones. You should choose a divider with sufficient outputs for your needs, although you could also consider losing the signal through such a divider. If you want to use a headphone splitter for more than two outputs, then you can opt for a splitter that also increases audio output for greater clarity of sound and quality.
Headphone Splitters Best Buy
1.SplitterBot Headphone Splitter
It’s been a while since the last time i posted but i just had to get back on a at least give a short post on my thoughts about the SplitterBot headphone splitter. I got this little doodad in the mail today, it came in small box that almost looked like it could be a piece of jewelry rather than a gadget.
Once opened it could possibly be the cutest little headphone splitter i’ve ever seen, especially with it’s little keychain hanging off the side. So i put it to the test by hooking up to headphones to it’s eye sockets and playing some music on my iPad. The quality is good, no as good as some of the other stuff out there but it’s decent enough to share some music or a funny video. I wouldn’t recommend it for full movie watching though.
2.Multiple Headphone Splitter with DVD player
Possibly one of the perfect uses for a headphone splitter, especially a multi-headphone splitter, is the portable or in-vehicle DVD player. There is no better way to kill time while sitting in traffic or traveling than to pop on a DVD that the kids will like or even something the whole family can watch. Sometimes it can be hard to decide on something everyone will enjoy and what inevitably happens is, the kids win. A Multiple Headphone Jack Splitter(like the one in the picture to your left)is absolutely ideal for letting all the kids listen using headphones and letting the adults get some peace and quiet.
3.Zune Headphone Splitter
I found an interesting device by Monster about a week ago. Apparently they make a headphone y splitter designed for Microsoft’s Zune. The design is somewhat in-line with the overall design of the current Zunes on the market. On the reverse side(not shown in the image) there are dual-volume controls to allow individual listening levels. I found that to be the only feature that made this device stand out from the rest. It feels solid in the hand, i can tell that they didn’t go cheap on the rubber around the cord. If your interested in picking this product up, consider getting it at Amazon as apposed to the Monster website as it’s a few dollars more there.
4.Dual Headphone Jack Splitter
I’ll keep this post brief because there really isn’t to much to say about this one. If you would take a look at the image to your left, it’s pretty straight forward. It has no cords, the wire is housed in a small plastic casing. It works as advertised on Amazon. They even give you free shipping on this. A great buy if you’re on a budget for sure.
If you have a bit more money i would go with a corded headphone splitter instead but there is no real downside other than that. The audio is good and the plugs hold any headphone jack tightly as well.
5.Macally PodDuo ipod Headphone Splitter
Macally is a company that i’ve never heard of before. PodDuo is a product i came across last week and figured i would give it a try. As always, i ordered it from Amazon and received it yesterday.
It performed fairly well, sounded decent, no better than the rest. It does have an odd shape and i understand that products have to stand out but in this case, i think the corded version would have suited Macally better. Overall, i’ll give this a B grade. Here are some specs:
- Allows multiple users to share and enjoy the same iPod
- Connects two mini-stereo headphones or speakers to one jack
- Works with iPod, iPod Mini or audio players with an 1/8″ headphone jack
- Works with iPod, iPod Mini or audio players with a 3.5mm headphone jack
6.Stereo Audio Splitter
I had a chance to play around with this stereo audio splitter from Belkin the other day and was pleasantly surprised at what i found. The audio quality in both headphones that i had this connected to sounded great. In general, Belkin tends to make decent products at affordable rates so i had no problem paying for this at amazon for a measly 2 bucks! This model has a hard plastic housing, as apposed to using rubberized wire. It mainly comes down to preference, Belkin also makes a wire version if this. A+ device.
7.Belkin Rockstar Headphone Splitter
Hand’s down, to this day the Belkin Rockstar headphone splitter is still my favorite headphone splitter on the market. Most splitters out there are 2-way but this little device is a 5-way splitter allowing up to 5 different people to listen at once. What blows me away the most is that out of all the products I’ve tried these not only sound the best but seem to hold up the best as well. You can order them for under 10 dollars at Amazon.com which beats out a lot of the 2-way splitters which cost the same or more. Highly recommend this product!
8.3.5 mm headphone splitter
A 3.5 mm jack is the standard jack that 99.9% of all hand-held audio devices use. Anything from ipods to the old walkmans will use the same size male/female jack. The image to your left is a product shot of the Scosche 3.5 mm Headphone Splitter Cable. Despite the fact that i have never heard of this company, this headphone splitter seemed to work very well.
A headphone splitter is a device that can be used to connect two or more pairs of headphones to an audio player, such as a portable media device or audio output from a stereo. One of the first things you should consider when looking for a handset splitter is the number of outputs you want. A base splitter usually has two outputs, allowing two sets of headphones to connect to the device. More complicated dividers, however, may include four or more output connections, and you must choose a splitter with sufficient outputs for your needs.
You should keep in mind, however, that additional outputs in a headphone splitter can have an impact on the sound quality. Four people all using the same audio signal are likely to reduce clarity of sound and quality, since the signal intended for a listener was separated. There are also other effects that have multiple signal outputs, such as the fact that when a person becomes their volume, the volume of others is likely to go down. Likewise, if three people are listening to a splitter, and another person connects to it, then the volume of the three is likely to do it down, and when one is disconnected from the splitter of the handset, the volume rises.
If you want to use a headphone splitter with more than two connections, then you should consider a splitter that also includes a signal amplifier. This increases the audio signal of the player and allows each listener to experience audio quality and clarity that is more like a single listener. You should consider a booster that also includes separate volume controls as this allows each listener to adjust the volume by itself if you wish. While a headphone splitter with a sound reinforcement is usually more expensive than a standard splitter, the benefits can certainly offset this cost.