Without referring to "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named's" (A.K.A. NwAvGuy) blog, and speaking from my own listening experiences, I really do think the Objective 2 is a great headphone amplifier. No, I don't think this is the amp to end all amps, but it's a dang good one and it only cost me $156 USD (which includes the Triad brand WAU12-200 AC adaptor). In fact, it can be found...” --miceblue
iFi Audio is a new comer in the headphone amp scene, but it does share the same bloodline as the renowned U.K. based premium audiophiles brand AMR. While AMR already has some top end gears to offer to the speaker and full rig owner, its little sister brand seems to aim toward mainly the computer based headphone user as well as minimalist audiophiles. Their current ‘Micro’ line of devices...” --ClieOS
REVIEW – Schiit Audio Valhalla Tube Headphone Amplifier
What Sort of Schiit is This?
I read, as did many of you, the head-fi threads about the very popular and attractively priced Schiit Asgard. But to be quite candid, I personally had about as much interest in an inexpensive solid-state headphone amp as I did in weeding behind my garage. As such, I have never heard the...” --Skylab
WASAPI----->Bitmatched/Perfect transport----->Maverick D1 RCA SS output------>Matrix M-Stage(Stock)----->AKG K-702
I use these with my AKG K702 headphones and there really isn't much to say. My previous amp had no problem powering these bad boys either but it hissed and popped at the volumes necessary to do so. With the dip switch on the bottom controlling level of gain...” --ninjikiran
In my opinion which admittedly isn't the best one because I don't have much amp experience. But I would call the Asgard an extremely good buy at $250. The fit and finish of this amp is very good and is built for the long haul. Hefty little thing that pumps out plenty of power.
My k601's could pair better but this amp is doing them justice for what I am willing to spend.
My ATH M50's...” --mmayer167
I actually decided to buy the Apex Peak/Volcano, I do not regret purchasing this amplifier even though a loaner program was available for sometime, although I don't know if it was still going on when I bought the amp.
For headphones I have the Audez'e LCD-2 and Ultrasone Edition 10. I only used the ED10 very briefly as I actually prefer the sound of the LCD-2 to the ED10s. ...” --Wedge
Don't be mistaken this amp has a fantastic value for the money.
If you need lots of power and speaker taps don't look further take this one.
The only thing I regret is that the volume knob can do a harsh sound when you turn it to rapidly.
The V200 seems to be a very well balanced amp in every aspect of its sonic presentation. By this I mean its frequency presentation seems to be equally consistent throughout the entire spectrum from the very low bass all the way throughout the upper treble. This consistency gives the V200 a very smooth, even and natural tonal balance. This well balanced tonal...” --WarriorAnt
“Before listening to this charming little amp, I was very skeptical about overall tube amp idea. But this amp changed my mind greatly.
First of all, I have to admit it's design and build quality - it's really great, amp looking very stylish.
As for sound, I have to mention, that it's really giving "warmth" to sound. This is hardly explainable by words, but old rock, for example, starts...” --cleg
REVIEW: Meier Audio Corda Classic solid state headphone amp.
My first serious headphone amp was the Meier Audio Corda HA-2 Mk II. It was something of a revelation to me at the time – I had never heard a headphone amp that sounded as good. I didn’t have much experience with headphone amps back then, and the HA-2 mk II was a huge cut above anything...” --Skylab