#1
Hey guys, just a quick one, I just found this old pair of Sansui head phones (SS-20's) in my room that Dad gave me ages ago. They've got a 1/4" plug and 8 Ohms marked on the side. I know that they're Japanese made and I'm pretty sure they're from the 70's.

Anyway, the ohm rating makes me think I could theoretically plug these into my amp and use the speaker out for silent practice/recording. Figured I'd ask before I actually go and do this and blow something expensive. So, yay or nay?
#2
Noooooooooo. Headphones will melt if you plug them into the amp output. And then your amp will blow.
#3
I'd normally agree, the 8ohm rating on them is what is making me think twice though.
#4
Ohms are impedance, that number tells you nothing about dissipation. What's the wattage rating?

I bet it's nowhere near your amp's output. Headphones are rated for fractions of a watt, your amp will turn that into charcoal in a second.
#5
Aaaaah. Durr, should have thought of that. Lemme check the wattage

EDIT: Yep, 500mW. Too easy. Cheers Colin.
Last edited by telemetal at Aug 31, 2013,