Pyle-Pro PHA40 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier and Splitter for $16.58

If you are looking for a budget powered splitter, the Pyle-Pro PHA40 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier is on sale for $16.58 at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to four per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal.

This takes one 1/4″ input, and has four 1/4″ outputs, with individually controlled volume via four rotary dials. It only works when connected to the wall AC (adapter included). You have to use your own adapters if you plan to use it with 1/8″ headphones. It averages 3.7 out of 5 based on nearly 600 customer reviews and it has almost 100 answered questions.

Needless to say, this is mostly of utilitarian interest. If you are planning to do a flagship headphone comparison, you may want to use something better 🙂

Yescom 5 IN, 1 OUT headphone splitter for $5 w/free S&H

If you are looking for a budget unpowered headphone splitter, the Yescom 5 IN and 1 OUT (all 3.5mm) is on sale for $5 with free shipping at NewEgg Flash by YESCOM in the black color scheme and the red color scheme. Limit up to 30 per color per customer. Sale may end tonight (not sure if NewEgg Flash extends deals sometimes (like Groupon) or if they expire, that’s it).

[DEAD] Belkin Rockstar headphone splitter for $7.42

This sale ended, but these “starfish” go on sale every few weeks/months…

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Belkin Unpowered Headphone Splitter (1 in, 5 out) for $8.46

The Belkin Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter, an unpowered unit with one input and five outputs is currently on sale in two of its seven color schemes (black-white or white-green) for $8.46 at Amazon by Amazon actual. It averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 500+ customer reviews. Keep in mind this is unpowered so what you connect affects sound properties per the laws of physics. The input cable is hard-wired. The outputs are up to you to fill up as you please. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members, otherwise it’s a $49+ order.

Belkin 2-to-1 splitter for $3 (black; Add-On) [or generic from China shipped for half]

The black two to one headphone splitter from Belkin is going for $3 with a limit of five per customer at Amazon.com. It is however part of the Add-On program, so you must place a $25+ order, otherwise the shopping cart will Mutombo (verb) any attempts to purchase it.

On the other hand, if you are not in a hurry to receive it, and do not object to receiving items from Asia, a number of vendors from there are offering Generic Splitters for $1.50 with free shipping. Sellers include Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Check the percentage rating, and the number of transactions of the sellers over there to increase the chances of a successful transaction… The first US seller for this item is currently on page #3, for $2.56 with free shipping (CMPLE from NY).

Belkin Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter (five outputs) for $9

The white-blue-cyan color scheme of the unpowered Belkin Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter (one input, up to five outputs) is currently on sale for $9 at Amazon.com by Amazon. You can buy as many as you like. This is not part of the Add-On program, so if you are a Prime member, you get free 2-day shipping even if you only buy one. The other six color options go for $14+. They average 4.7 out of 5 with nearly 200 customer reviews. Keep in mind, since this is not powered, the number and type of headphones you attach to will impact the volume (“insert math-physics here”).

Belkin Speaker and Headphone Splitter for $2.15 (limit 5)

The unpowered, one input, two outputs, Belkin Speaker and Headphone Splitter, in the white color scheme, is currently on sale for $2.15 each, with a limit of five per customer at Amazon.com by Amazon. This is half the price of the black color scheme, but there is a catch. The one on sale is part of the Add-On program, so you need to place an order of $25+, otherwise the shopping cart will Mutombo you (will not allow you to purchase it no matter what). Five of these will only get you to $10.75. The restriction also applies to Prime members. These average 4.2 out of 5 based on 1800+ customer reviews.

Belkin 5-port splitter + Aux Cable for $5

MacMall is offering the Belkin RockStar 5-Port Multi-Headphone Splitter + Aux Cable for $5 total. No coupon needed. You can buy as many as you like. Free shipping with an order of $35 or more, otherwise you have to pay shipping. Only one color scheme is available through this offer. This is an unpowered splitter, so the number and type of headphones attached will affect the output volume.

If you want other colors or have free Prime shipping, the prices start at $8 at amazon.com with a very solid 4.7 out of 5 based on 742 customer reviews.

Belkin Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter for $8

The blue color scheme of the Belkin Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter (unpowered) is on sale for $8 at amazon.com. The other color schemes go for more. This averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 719 customer reviews. It connects to a music source with a 1/8″ (3.5mm) plug and outputs that to five 1/8″ (3.5mm) jacks. This is unpowered, so the laws of physics determine how much power you get depending on what headphones you connect them to.