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A Review On: Sony PHA-1 Headphone Amp

Sony PHA-1 Headphone Amp

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Thomas Yeo
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Pros: Very detailed music

Cons: Wish it comes with a pouch or box

I tested with various headphones and finally decided to pair it with a V-Moda M100.  After using for a few days, they seemed to be made for each other.

 

The headphones can produce the detailed music from the Sony amp - throbbing bass (you can feel the skin of the drums!), natural voices and clear notes from the instruments.  You can know the location of the instruments.  The bass does not overwhelmed other frequencies. Peaks and valleys of the music do not break nor hiss - they are helped by the quietness of the background.  I could not hear electrical hiss, the amp is so unbelievably quiet and as a consequence enhanced the music and vocals.

 

I brought them to a few hi-fi enthusiasts and they were astounded!

3 Comments:

How is the size/weight for portable use? Nice comments. I think it is as much of a compliment to the M-100 as the PHA-1. I am also a proud M-100 owner and have paired with Vamp, so I agree with your assessment. The M-100 can go to a different level with a good amp.
got the Sony PHA-1 , trying it with different IEMs and phones and M-100 won, at least for the night, really enjoying the combo and like the look with my classic too :)
totally agree with you.
love mine, downside is battery life and nothing else
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