Cayin HA-1A Value???
Originally Posted by Dhw
I picked up a Cayin 265Ai class A integrated amp off of Audiogon last year when I (temporarily) ditched my headphone gear. I absolutely love it and was blown away by the solidness of build and excellent sound. I imagine their headphone amps are quite impressive...
Yes... no doubt it's a well made amp.
But... I would definitely want a current, 110-120 volt US version - because there have been reports that there are export versions vs domestic versions, coupled with some reports of noise in some units (perhaps associated with older, domestic units).
And... there are much better values available which reportedly sound just as good, or better - such as WooAudio 3, WooAudio 6, DarkVoice 336i, and maybe even the Dared MP-5, the BADA PH-12, and for Grados the venerable Mapletree EAR+ Purist HD.