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Musical Fidelity - V-CAN MKII - Headphone Amplifier Reviews

Mink

Understated and clean

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Pros: Fluid and natural tonality, layered (3D) soundstage

Cons: 3D soundstage depth comes at expense of soundstage width and clarity in the high fequencies

I find it difficult to get used to the sound of this little amp. In comparison with the amp I used for years, the headphones-out my old faithfull Marantz PM7200 the sound is superior in many ways. There's more depth, a cleaner, more fluid tonality, better layering of instruments and finally no more humming/buzzing of the transformer, the main reason I got this amp. But the sound isn't as wide. With some recordings my ears miss something, especially my left ear craves for more sound, it wants the music to fill out the left channel and beyond. This makes for a hard listening at times, but to be honest, objectively the difference in width is really small, I am just so grown with the...
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JamesHuntington

eBay open box B-stock purchase

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Pros: Cheap, clean sound, basic design/user friendly

Cons: LOUDER THANYOU WILL EVER NEED

I don't know what kind of headphones they designed these for, but for my 300ohm Sennheiser HD-540 and AKG k701 I only turn up about 25%. If you wanted to use a splitter this should be able to power 3-4 pairs of nice headphones, which would be good if you wanted the band to hear during production and recording; however, I have not tested it for use of monitoring with many headphones.That said, they are nice and I can keep them low enough that I don't blow my ears out. I think it looks and feels very high quality and professional, as you'd expect from Musical Fidelity. I don't think it would be great for playing different albums off your mp3 type players in shuffle, as you might be...
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