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    Entry level tube amps for beginers

    any amps you could recommend?
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    Entry level tube amps for beginers

    Have you ever heard of Garage 1217 Project Ember? Or know anything about it?
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    Entry level tube amps for beginers

    Can you make the Valhalla 2 sound like a tube amp that is warm and musical, or is it like most of schiit's stuff aiming for neutral? And what tubes could help with that? And i have herd that OTL amps dont work well with planar headphones and I have a few of those...
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    Entry level tube amps for beginers

    Valhalla 2 was one of the ones i was considering the same as the lyr 2. I have their Schiit stack and it is a great combo for the money. It's coming down to the Valhalla 2 and Garage 1217 project ember, im leaning towards the ember since it's smaller, is a hybrid that can pare with a lot of different headphones, comes with a 5 year warranty the same as the Schiit amp and was designed for the purpose of swapping tubes for different sound. Will say that the Valhalla 2 looks much nicer
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    Entry level tube amps for beginers

    Yeah, i considered that but most of the headphones I have are low impedance ones and the crack is better for high impedance ones.
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    Entry level tube amps for beginers

    Hello everyone, Not sure if this is the best place to post this but would love to hear your opinion about some nice tube amps on a budget. I am looking for a nice robust entry level tube amp for low impedance headphones to try and round them out. Budget - ~$500 Source - PC->Questyle cma600i / Schit Modi 2 Uber Preferred tonal balance - Warm tubey sound (doesn't hae to be by default, will want to try my hand at rolling tubes). I am trying to make my more airy headphones sound more musical and softer, to reduce some of the peaks in the highs. Current headphones - Audeze LCD-X Audio Technica AD100x & m40x Philips Fiddelio X2 & SHP9500 Monoprice Retro Future Headphones (possible): 1. Mr.Speakers Aeon Closed 2. Focal Ealear or Clear 3. Audeze LCD-2c 4. Senheiser HD600 or HD6xx form Massdrop Preferred Music - Listening to a wide variety of music, no specific preference. Considered options: Garage 1217 Project Ember 2 or Sunrise 3 Schiit Lyr 2 DarkVoice 336SE Woo Audio WA6 (a bit over budget but if really worth it might consider) Bottlehead S.E.X. 3.0 kit Location - USA Notes: Currently leaning towards something form garage 1217, either the ember or the sunrise, since i have heard the tubes for the amp are very easy to find, are cheap, it offers a wide range of customization and works well with low ohm headphones. Anyone have experience with Garage 1217 stuff ?Any other recommendations? Thanks in advance!
  7. I got you man, thanks for the reply
  8. Isn't the Custom Studios the same as an 770 but with a detachable cable and a adjustable sub port?
  9. Budget - $150-$200 (if there is something I should consider for more please mention them).Source - Questyle cma600i from PCRequirements for Isolation - Some to a lotWill you be using these Headphones in Public? - NoPreferred Type of Headphone - Over ear, has to be good at isolation (closed or semi-closed).Preferred tonal balance - Similar to philips fidelio x2, something more on the warmer side, good imaging and soundstage (as much as possible for closed)Past headphones - Philips SHP9500 & Fidelio X2, Audio Technica ADH-1000x, Audeze LCD-XPreferred Music - - mainly to use for gaming at home and some mixed music listeningWhat would you like to improve on from your set-up - My pc is fairly loud since it has a lot of fans in it so I want something to use for gaming that blocks out the sound of the fans as much as possible. As far as sound signature - since its more for gaming a V-shape would work but more interested in bass. Even though its closed i would still like to have some sound-stage (nothing crazy but can't have zero).Considered Headphones - Audio Technica MX40 (with pad mod), Fostex T20RP Mk 3 (or 40 or 50), RBH HP-2, Beyerdynamic Custom Studio (from what I understand a DT770 with a detachable cable and sub port.Any and all feedback is appreciated and please recommend something i have not considers as well.
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    [HELP] Choosing an AMP/DAC unit

    Thanks for the answer, I'll think about it and see what I go with
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    [HELP] Choosing an AMP/DAC unit

    Thank you for the responses, I was considering the Audeze headphones mainly because of being able to get them for less than half the price and it was just too good of a deal to pass up for these headphones, I can get the LCD-x for around $500 and the EL-8 for around $300, the HD800/s was something i was considering for a later time. For this reason, i was considering of doing an upgrade to the AMP/DAC and since the aforementioned ones were in my price range I and i was hoping for a noticeable difference from my schiit stack and would also give me better connectivity with the pre-outs and XLR connections. If i understand correctly, neither of the ones are mentioned are a worthwhile upgrade over the stack i have. If so, what is an AMP/DAC you could recommend me to consider, something that would be a good upgrade?
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    [HELP] Choosing an AMP/DAC unit

    I have not, unfortunately, so all I'm going off of is reviews online
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    [HELP] Choosing an AMP/DAC unit

    Hello everyone, **Looking into purchasing a new AMP/DAC combo unit that:** 1) Neutral, doesn't noticeably color the sound and is, most importantly, clear and detailed 2) Class A and able to run 600 Ohm headphones at good volumes 3) Comes with a 4-pin Balanced xlr and single ended connection 4) Can serve as a passthrough for powered monitors and other headphone amps (if i want to get a tube amp one day) The main AMP/DAC units I have considered so far are: * Questyle CMA600i * Audio-GD NFB-28.38 * Oppo HA-1 Currently, I have a Schiit Modi 2 Uber and Magni 2 Uber. I know the CMA600i and HA-1 are about $400 more than the NB-28, which brings me to the reason of my post: 1) Which device offers a better performance when it comes to Sound and ability to drive headphones? Clarity, neutrality etc. 2) Which would you recommend overall? And why? I will say visually the CMA600i wins in my book and the HA-1 wins when it comes to features but what I care more about is the performance. When reading online I have seen people praising all of them as an amazing device, for slightly different reasons, at the price. **Headphones** I currently own: Philips Fidelio x2 and SHP9500, Audio Technica AD1000x, Audeze iSine 20. I am also planning to get another set of Audeze headsets: * EL-8 closed back * LCD-x open Which would be the better buy if I'm looking for a good overall headphone that is more neutral and, again very important, clear but with good bass (ignoring price difference between the two since I can get either one of them for half the retail cost)? Will be used mainly for music and a little gaming.
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    Audeze LCD-X vs LCD-3

    Yeah, I know, but the quality that came out of the headphones with the lighting cable with the dac/amp felt like something that i can't achieve with EQ. This sound was more spacious, clear, deep, in one word amazing, it felt like just what i have been looking for from music. That's why I'm looking into the LCD line and the Decard - so i can get even greater sound when I'm home.
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    Audeze LCD-X vs LCD-3

    Can you specify what you meant with this sentence
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