Convert 3-pin to 4-pin XLR?

I have a headphone amp with 4-pin XLR inputs but the DAC I want has 3-pin XLR outs.  Can I buy an adapter to convert from 3 to 4, and if so are there any downsides other than adding another connector in the chain?  Thanks for thoughts/advice!


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Headphone amps that have balanced outputs for fully balanced headphone typically use 4-pin XLR connectors for the headphone cable itself.  This is a headphone output socket.