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

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.


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.



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