10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 5, 2013 9:30 PM by bdwood_2000
Tim St.Clair Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I'm looking for an inexpensive (< $100) solution to hook an appletv into my headphones without a big watt sucking amplifier between them.  So I an watch movies in bed. I do not want to have to buy another tv to do this.


I think they are called a DAC, but I can only find ones that seem to be priced for the audio nutter crowd.


The thing would work like this:


[apple tv] --> [DAC thingy] --> headphones


What I've so far googled tends to be like this:


[apple tv] --> [receiver] --> headphones

[apple tv] --> [DAC thingy] --> [amplifier] --> headphones

[apple tv] --> [$$$$ DAC with 5 inputs and 10 outputs] --> headphones

I don't have a lot of money to spend on this and this would be its only purpose ever, so I need it to be a cheap (nasty, if required) solution.


Any ideas?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)