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The days when people sat around a campfire singing songs together are long gone, and if Belkin's latest gizmo is anything to go by, listening to music looks set to become even less of a social experience.
Belkin's RockStar: one music player to five sets of ears

The Belkin RockStar may look like something a Ninja would chuck around after it's been given a makeover by Apple, but it's actually a fancy five-way headphone splitter.
The gizmo has one dedicated input port and five outputs that’ll let you and four friends listen to a connected music source.
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hmm.. wouldent it lose some sound?
    
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That's Cool, But I'll Take My Dual Splitter Since I never Have That Many People Interested In My Music. Lmao
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This seems very nice and something I'd buy if its priced right. I need something to split audio many different ways, I'm always trying to watch movies or something on my EEE pc and people want to join in, but obviously can't do to only one audio jack and one set of headphones.
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I used to have a dual splitter thing, but unfortunately it havled the sound volume. So how will this work?
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If you split 5 ways you need an amplifier of some sort. Each headset would get less than 20% (because of efficiency), of the original volume coming out of the device. This means the volume of the device would need to be turned up to max, which hurts battery life, but even then you need an amplifier to have decent volume.

Radio Shack sells a 4-way amplified splitter. Uses 2 AA batteries to amp sound to normal volume for each.
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post #7 of 7
It certainly is designed with enough foo foo to match any Apple product hooked up to it.
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