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I seriously don't understand why there is not more love for the O2 + HD-650/600. Makes no sense. To me it's a perfect match. I guess it doesn't add anything to how it's normally going to sound. My HD-650 manages to sound great with most neutral amps. The HD-650 actually sounds much better with the O2 than my Q701. I'll someday figure out why the Q701 is only so-so with the O2. Wouldn't imagine it's a lack of power and it's not because I prefer more coloration.   I...
I've had my Headroom Micro Amp for 60 years. It's a little rusty and i've changed some parts on it several times. Mine was hand signed by Tyll himself back in 1967.   BTW it's too bad that Headroom stopped making amps. If mine dies i'll probably never be able to re-create it's exact sound. I guess there's always Ebay. Is there a clone of it's sound? I haven't heard it yet.   I paid $330 for mine and feel it's worth $500.   Seriously though this amp is never going...
 It's quite possible I guess. Not saying you're wrong. Is yours a very early Magni? Mine was.I think I got it on day 1 of it's release. I kept it for maybe a year and ended up swapping it for an O2.Maybe there was slight tweaks to it's sound. Prefer the O2 overall, but think the Modi is better than the ODAC (nearly identical there IMO). I'm quite fond of the Modi+O2 combo  I just need to find the perfect Schiit amp for both my DJ100, HD-650 and Q701. This has been a real...
 I tried that too with the Q701 and it's a perfect match. It's a little pricey at full retail , but around $200 is a good deal. If I wasn't using my Micro Amp (which is also amazing with the Q701) i'd probably buy the ican or try a Matrix M-Stage. I think the top 3 amps i've heard for the Q701 are the Vali, Micro and ican. It's really too bad Headroom no longer makes amps. I've been loving my Micro ever since getting it back in 2011 or so. I really need to try the M-Stage!...
One guy claims the Asgard 2 and Magni sounds the same, so it HAS to be true. Even more so because he has an A/B switch! Oh and they measure flat. I honestly have no clue how anyone could hear the two as sounding the same. Almost no amps ever sound the same to me. I wish they did. No, there is not like a night and day difference usually. The only time I got a near identical sound was with the Vali and Headroom Micro with the Q701. When switching headphone the results were...
 For the HD-650 (and my DJ100) I found the vali to be a major downgrade. However for the Q701 I felt the Vali was better. Vali might also go well with something like a DT-880/DT-990. I guess you could try the Vali out and get rid of the loser.
The Unknown Known - 5/10   Hated the annoying style of this movie. Barely interesting enough to keep me watching to the end. Rented it for $4 and wish I skipped it. I saw the director's other film "The Fog of War" and that was much better.
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 For under $100 I'd definitely suggest the E9/E09k. It plays well with most headphones i've had. It uses the same op-amp as the Matrix M-Stage, Ifi iCan and my Headroom Micro Amp.The Q701 seems to like that op-amp for whatever reason (OPA2134). The Q701 could care less about it's 10ohm output impedance. I actually would suggest it over the O2/Magni for the Q701. I have a hard time suggesting the Vali because chances are in the future you might be trying other headphones....
k501 is very overrated. Not sure who started the hype machine on those. It usually will take a year to find one if you don't use Ebay/Paypal. I finally found one and got rid of it once I got the Q701 and had the K601.   If you want a taste of the K501 sound, the K400 is quite similar. I have two of them now and with my Q701 around they don't get much use. I still like them though. They sound like a poor man's Q701 and lack low bass a LOT. The low bass is worse than even...
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