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Hey all,    I've been looking for a tube amp for a while now, to get a taste of that purported magical tube warmth, and a Vali / Modi stack seems to be the ticket. I just have a couple of questions, since I'm new to the tube world:    I know that the Vali is a "hybrid" tube amp, whatever that means. How does it sound compared to, say, the Little Dot MkIII in terms in "tubiness" (i.e. rich mids, warmth, etc.)?    I've heard of 'tube rolling' with the Little Dot MkIII...
The 325is are more aggressive and have a harsher treble. I prefer the smoother, more refined (to my ears) yet still lively sound of the 225is. Of course, if you have the budget you should go higher on the Grado chain. It's just a question of if you have the funds.  Yes, the custom woodies look absolutely amazing. If you do decide to get them, you should get here:  http://www.martincustomaudio.com/ Martin comes with my HIGHEST recommendation. His craftsmanship is gorgeous,...
If you liked the SR60 sound, then why not upgrade to a higher end Grado? You'll still get that Grado house sound you love, but more refined (smoother, less treble, tighter bass, etc.). I have and love the 225is.  If you're looking for something that sounds different, the Beyerdynamic 770s, Sennheiser 598s, and Sennheiser Momentum do well with "literally all sorts". 
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I haven't been able to find a straight answer anywhere. Does the odac+o2 DAC/amp combo run off batteries, which means I can take it with me on the go and use it with my phone, or does it require an AC power source? Also, how big is it? Will I be able to carry it around with me without too much in convenience? Thanks!
What kind of sound signature are you looking for? More neutral and clean, or more 'fun'? What aspects of the sound (bass, mids, treble) do you enjoy?    Audio Technica ATH M50s are a very respected entry-level headphone that still holds its own with other higher priced models. They have strong bass, but not overpowering by any means.  V-Moda M-80s also sound great, and IMO are sexy as hell. They're only semi-closed though, so they may not be able to block out sound...
DanBa, could you update the original post with this list, so everytime people want to look at it they don't have to go digging through the thread?    Thanks! 
Haha, I'm excited!    Indeed. Eager to hear what all the praise is about. 
You guys have convinced me - I just ordered my pair :D 
I've heard varied accounts of the HE-400's sound signature - some say they're more neutral, others say they're more colored, although it seems to be generally agreed that they're warm and dark. Another facet I can't seem to find a reliable account of are the mids. Some people think they're good, others say they're thin. Could you guys chime in with what you think? I'd like to get a definitive answer on these, as they're a pretty big part of my decision. Also, how do...
Yes, very much so. They have full, rich mids and deep, punchy bass, although treble is rolled off. Overall a very smooth sounding and really great headphone. Comfort is average, I can wear mine for 2 hours max before they start to get a little uncomfortable.
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