I guess we are all looking for that elusive ¡§perfect system¡¨, aren¡¦t we?
My quest for the perfect sound was easy enough. I wanted to buy a new can to replace my aging Sony MDR V6 several months ago. However, I found the headroom site, and I learned so much more about the headphone. I decided I wanted to get the HD600. However, I couldn¡¦t find a place to audition the can, and I wasn¡¦t sure whether I should buy a headphone amp or not?
I had a trip to Japan two months ago. There was a place packed with about 50 stereo shops in the same neighborhood, and that was the first time I got to listen to the can as I like. I was pretty sure that I wanted to buy the HD 600, and I knew I had to get that AKG K1000. People always say that you have to audition the cans before you buy. I totally agree!
I ordered both HD 600 and K1000 right after I came home (you should never buy an import goods in Japan, way too expensive. The list price for HD 600 in Japan is almost US$700.) Before my phone arrived, I saw a pair of used PMC LB1 for sale for US$1100. Right now I am having these three babies and I am searching for an amp that will be perfect for all three. I know Cary 300b se will be perfect for the HD 600, and I know it will make the K1000 sounds even better, but I am not sure whether the Cary can drive the LB1 to moderate level. (I don¡¦t listen to music loud). That¡¦s why I have to ask you guys, especially DanG, about these low power amps because I still can¡¦t find a place to audition the amp. Thanks.