Pros: Good For Audio Technica Woodies Headphone
Cons: Event stated can support high impedance headphone but still has a limitation.
This is a Amp that make a lot my Audio Technica Woodies Headphone sing and this is make me no more worried about choosing an amp anymore. That at last i manage to find this Yamamoto HA-02 is the most suitable for my current collection that i owned. Anyway this is just a reference make from me based on Audio Technica Woodies headphone that i owned.
Equipment using during the test : Yamamoto HA-02, Audio Technica ATH-W2002, Audio Technica ATH-W11JPN, Audio Technica ATH-W1000 & Modded Ipod 4g
This is the one of the most hard way to test in different various instrument during the test especially in classical music. This the part where my 40th Year Anniversary Headphone (W2002) is tested during this genre. I'm listening Ein Straussfest-An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 314 (RV 314) conducted by Erich Kunzel. This is the best ever i listen to based on my headphone with a type of amp. What i able to listen to this amp such as the Decay is much longer compare to my old custom built class A amp. Transparency is much improved. Detailed of every single orchestra instrument that i can feel and know which is the position of is play-off. Accuracy/speed is a +1 for me. This is a remarkable sound for me. is just perfect to the amp + headphone.
As much prefer to Female voices and this test i'm listening to Celine Dion - All by Myself. Headphone that i'm using is the W11JPN which is much high coloration headphone for me and this is a killer for the best combination for this Amp for vocal. What surprise me is this amp is really make this W11JPN coloration headphone more beautiful sound. The emotional of the Celine voice and i can touch her feeling too. I cannot denied that Celine voice is too perfect for this setup and i did listen over and over again is that is very touching to you heart. This is the best combination for vocal i ever heard. Celine voice has a very powerful message with this amp, it produce the best/deliver to the headphone and to the listener.
This genre i would prefer to use my W1000 which this field is the best for this headphone and the amp as well. During the test i listening to Kenny G - In The Rain & Rodrigo y Gabriela -Tamacun/Orion. If you like a musical this combination is always be in you mind then. The Speed/Detailed/Transparency/Decay is the position that i'm looking. Is a very enjoyable sound and is really make you day happy. Kenny G sax is really gave a good emotional of fantasy which you really can relax when you are in tense or frustration. The message is playing in your heart and mind. Rodrigo y Gabriela is much to fun for me. Is enjoy and the feeling is you want more and more. you mind will keep ask faster and faster and more and more outcome. This is a great combination.
This short review is much to my personal view and is does not criticize to anyone here. But i would say every single cent that you pay for this amp is really worth it if you do see the package of the amp come with a nice Audio Technica cable which is suitable for PMP/CDP. I guess this is just some few aspect that i want to say here that some genre might also suitable but i think i only touch more to this three aspect. But i pretty much concern on Female Vocal at sense that i do listen daily after i back from a busy day at work.