I was just given a used Arturia Mini Brute to mess around with. What basic equipment do I need to amplify/hear the sound produced? I have already purchased headphones. If it is not obvious, I have almost no experience with electronics.

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    Headphones are all you need. Is there something else you are trying to do where the headphones don't let you do that? – Todd Wilcox Jan 24 '17 at 13:52
  • I do have headphones, but what about being able to listen/compose in an open space? I don't want to broadcast to a large audience, but maybe a small group... – user36320 Jan 25 '17 at 13:20
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According to the "main features" information at the bottom of https://www.arturia.com/products/hardware-synths/minibrute/overview it has a 1/4" audio output, and a 1/4" headphone output.

Most "consumer quality" headphones have a smaller 3.5mm plug, which is the standard size on cellphones, etc. If that is what you have, you need a "3.5mm socket to 6.35mm jack plug audio stereo adaptor" like this (1/4 inch is the same size as 6.35mm).

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These are very widely available, and cheap. As usual, you get what you pay for - the very cheapest ones may not be very durable.

Note, if you buy one by mail order, make sure you are ordering exactly what it says above - you don't want one has a 3.5mm plug and a 1.4" socket, which would let you plug "professional quality" headphones into a cellphone!

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  • The cheapest aren't very durable, but in my experience even those tend to get lost before they stop working... – leftaroundabout Jan 27 '17 at 0:45

Just plug in your headphones and let the fun begin.

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    Normally we like more involved answers here, and at the same time, it does seem like the asker already has what they need. This is normally a job for a comment to clarify what the asker is really talking about. We understand that you are not yet able to comment. As you can see, I have commented asking for more detail about the question. I think once we get more details, we will be able to answer with a complete, high quality answer. Right now, this answer has been flagged as being short and having little information. I'm not recommending deletion, but please be slower to answer in the future. – Todd Wilcox Jan 24 '17 at 15:13

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