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The M-Audio Bass Traveler is a portable headphone amplifier with a pair of 1/8-inch headphone jacks, so you can increase the quality of what you’re listening to, then share it with someone else.

The sound quality out of a mobile device’s headphone jack or coming from the standard-issue computer’s soundcard leaves a lot to be desired, even if you’ve got spectacular headphones.

Many personal digital music players have a limited output for driving high-quality headphones, but the Bass Traveler has a two-level gain switch to boost the signal level, so the sound is always crisp and clear. It is ideal for use with virtually all headphones from 16-100 ohms, so you can get full performance out of your top-notch brand or just get more bass in your earbuds.

A rotary on/off/volume control makes it easy to operate. The long-lasting built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery provides several hours of uninterrupted listening enjoyment. There is an LED indicator for power on, low battery, and battery charge, and re-charging is done through the convenient micro-USB port.

Technical Specs

  • Maximum Output Power: Approximately 250 mW (16 Ω)
  • Maximum Drive Ability: 16–150Ω
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 90 dB (A-weighted)
  • Connections:
    • (2) 1/8” TRRS outputs;
    • (1) 1/8” TRRS input;
    • (1) micro-USB port
  • Power: Internal lithium-polymer battery with 8-hour capacity
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 1.84” x 1.80” x 0.60”
  • Weight: 0.07 lbs. (1.12 oz.)

Box Contents

  • Bass Traveler
  • Micro-USB cable
  • 1/8” TRRS connector cable
  • User Guide.

Battery-powered amplifier increases sound quality for up to two sets of headphones
Rechargeable Lithium polymer battery lasts about 8 hours
Bass boost switch optimizes sound for any headphone
Compatible with 16-ohm earbuds up to 100-ohm studio headphones
Micro-USB port for battery charging