What is the maximum power (ohms/watts) available from a headphone port?

I happen to have a set of 8 ohm speakers (which say 20 watt max) and wondered about using them so I can listen to my mp3 player in the shower.

orksecurity6 years ago
If that isn't enough, use powered speakers -- or an amplifier between the player and the speakers.
As steveastrouk says (paraphrase) very little. Modern is usually 32 ohm and between 10 -20 mw.

A few milliwatts.

Andale_The_Great (author)  steveastrouk6 years ago

I did try it on an old (really terrible) mp3 player and they do work, but they're no louder than the speakers on my blackberry curve or iphone 3g