Pre-Orders: You may pre-order the GS-X Mini now at no cost, you pay when the amp is ready to ship. Please do NOT use Paypal Express Checkout or Amazon Pay Checkout for the pre-order, it will not process correctly. Any headphone purchases will need to be made on a separate order.

GS-X mini is now shipping! Estimated wait for new orders is 4 weeks as of mid July 2019.

Built using a special variation on our well-reviewed class-A audio circuit from the GS-X mk2, the new GS-X mini is the first HeadAmp product to deliver balanced headphone drive from all audio sources, single-ended, or balanced.  This means no more compromising your headphone experience when using a single-ended source, your high-end headphones will always benefit from the speed and power of balanced drive when connected to the GS-X Mini.

A  desktop-friendly one-box configuration helps the GS-X mini fit conveniently into your home or office, and HeadAmp’s fastidious dedication to quality, fit, and finish make it a piece made to look beautiful through its’ long life of service.  The characteristic colored front panels well-known from the Blue Hawaii SE and GS-X mk2 are also a part of the GS-X mini, allowing your choice of custom flourish.

Electrical

Output Power4W @ 50ohms
GainVaries with volume setting, L ~ 3X, H ~ 10X
Line Voltage100V, 115/120V, 230/240V
Power Consumption30W

Mechanical

Volume ControlALPS Blue Potentiometer or DACT 24-step attenuator
Inputs1 XLR, 1 RCA
Outputs4-pin XLR (balanced), 1x ¼” TRS (stereo), 1 XLR/1 RCA active pre-amp outputs (switchable)
Dimensions – Amplifier11.375in [289mm] W x 10.25in [260mm] D x 2.0in [51mm] H
Weight5.5lb [2.5Kg]

Our Take

The GS-X mini is a great pairing with most medium-to-low sensitivity headphones, and high impedance headphones, whose sound comes alive when given balanced drive and higher power, models like the Sennheiser HD800 series, HIFIMAN HE1000, Audeze LCD-4. The clean, steady power delivery also pairs well with easier to drive headphones like the MrSpeakers Ether series, Audeze LCD-X, and HIFIMAN Ananda.  With balanced drive from any source, even single-ended ones, there’s no excuse not to give your high-end headphones the power they crave, by connecting them to the new GS-X Mini.