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Matrix M-Stage

Matrix M-Stage HPA-3U: The Legend is Reborn

A review on: Matrix M-Stage
YoYo JoKeR

Pros: Sheer Sound Quality, Immense Output Power, Excellent Features, Amazing Synergy with HD800 & K812

Cons: Inbuilt DAC

Me: I am an amateur musician & avid admirer of music from India. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. Eventually, I found the pleasure of listening to music mainly by the HD600 and recently, by the...
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 Value for Money
Value for Money

Schiit Vali

Pros: Sounds terrific

Cons: Minor lack of power

Excellent amplifier with a lot of tube rolling potential
Excellent amplifier with a lot of tube rolling potential

Feliks Audio Elise

Pros: Detailed, refined sound, low noise, lots of tube rolling options, auto biasing, Build quality sleek, modern, minimalistic design makes it very stylish

Cons: Front plate is a finger print magnet, addictive

A Headphone Amp End Game
A Headphone Amp End Game

Luxman P-700u

Pros: Pure Class A, Full balanced, No noise digital attenuator called LECUA

Cons: none at all

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JDS Labs Assembled Objective2 Headphone Amplifier

JDS Labs Assembled Objective2 Headphone Amplifier

“     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

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iFi iCAN headphone amplifier

iFi iCAN headphone amplifier

“ I do not have much experience with many gears, but here is the short story of an amateur in the hobby, how he get to the Micro iCan.   I used Fiio X3 first gen. to listen to music with a Schiit Vali. (And HD600) I liked the line out of the X3, as it was much cleaner, more detailed superior sound over the headphone out. However I used the headphone out sometimes if needed some...” --bestula

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Matrix M-Stage

Matrix M-Stage

“ Me: I am an amateur musician & avid admirer of music from India. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. Eventually, I found the pleasure of listening to music mainly by the HD600 and recently, by the...” --YoYo JoKeR

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Schiit Valhalla

Schiit Valhalla

“   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

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Schiit Asgard Headphone Amplifier

Schiit Asgard Headphone Amplifier

“I've been reading so many replies and reviews how the O2, Magni and Vali sound the same. After weeks of listening to all of them, (yes I have them all) they are all not exactly the same . I've been using the same music and all else in the system is the same and have only changed the amps. Started with O2, then went to Magni. Yes the Magni and O2 sound very close. The Magni...” --Hi-Fi'er

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Apex High-Fi Audio Peak and Volcano

Apex High-Fi Audio Peak and Volcano

“ 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

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Schiit Vali

Schiit Vali

“I've been reading so many replies and reviews how the O2, Magni and Vali sound the same. After weeks of listening to all of them, (yes I have them all) they are all not exactly the same . I've been using the same music and all else in the system is the same and have only changed the amps. Started with O2, then went to Magni. Yes the Magni and O2 sound very close. The Magni does sound a tad...” --Hi-Fi'er

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Bravo Audio Ocean

Bravo Audio Ocean

“ Me: I am a 21 year old student living in a small town in India. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. Eventually, I found the pleasure of listening to music mainly by the HD600 and recently, by the seductive...” --YoYo JoKeR

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Meier Audio Corda Classic

Meier Audio Corda Classic

“ REVIEW: Meier Audio Corda Classic solid state headphone amp.   Introduction   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

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Little Dot I+

Little Dot I+

“The I+ from Little Dot is an excellent tube hybrid that offers much more than its sub-$150 price tag would suggest.   This is the first piece of head-fi equipment that I've owned twice. Bought one from a fellow Alabamian head-fier a couple months ago and had it for a little more than a month before deciding to sell as my "best" pair of cans weren't benefitting as much from amping. Within...” --JoeDoe

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