Pros: Build, audio, portability
Cons: gain adjustments inside, could use a big brother
The PA2V2 is an ideal candidate for a portable headphone amp. It works extremely well for my low impedance, inexpensive cans. And once I figured out the gain control adjustments (blue screws inside), it also works equally well for my high impedance, expensive cans. I listened to jazz, female vocals, crooners, classical, rock, country and new age and found it handled all. I don’t miss a DAC or sleek design.
One odd thing: I listened to it without batteries and heard noise in the background. I put batteries in and no more noise. I found out this is a known issue that fixes itself.
So, try it. For $60 it’s wonderful. The proof? The smile on your face when you turn it on with your fav headphones.