I listen to all genres except classic music.
Liked almost everything about the ed. 8. Only the form factor didn't help putting them in and out of a bag in airplanes - but that's a minor downside.
Liked the Ultrasone ed.8 and used them mostly for travelling, connected to a Mac or iPad. Great sound isolation - was able to use them at high volume inside a plane on a night flight without any complains from the other passengers.
Ended up leaving them on a plane :-(
What should I buy now for the same purpose (money no object)?
Need one headphone amp to match my Ayre 5 series stereo amplifier (speakers) and that fits in my rack.
Specs: Best headphone amp: max 43cm wide X max 7cm tall, in silver color, money no object
Will drive: Beyer T1; Grado RS1; Ultrasone Ed. 8
I've recently tried my Grado RS1i and the Beyer T1 out of a Mc C50. Sounded good enough to be used regularly on a daily basis. I didn't made any direct comparisons with my dedicated headphone amps but I would say the McIntosh although good is not at the same level (a bit more relaxed).
I like the Concerto with my Grado RS1i but it never satisfied me with the Beyer T1, which sounds dull. The Lehmann is better with the T1 particularly if I activate the 20dB gain but I wonder if a V200 would deliver even better sound... Why is the V200 better?