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It works well enough for me, with the E11 and the HD 650.  As always, YMMV.

I thought the e11 was kinda good enuff too...until the Schiit gear. Then I just realised the Senns have been so totally underpowered. And then I realised that there is a world of difference between being able to simply drive a headphone...and giving that headphone an amp that will realise its true greatness in fidelity and power. A 10 mw amp can drive the Senny sure but... What I'm saying is, until you get hold of a proper amp to truly realise the sound from a Senn HD650 you are missing out on what we all crave - fidelity. Then again of course, you carnt miss what you never heard in the first place. But hey do yourselves a favour..your Senny will love ya for it.
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I need a recommendation for a home amp and am thinking about tubes or a hybrid system as I've heard they work really well with the 650's. I also need it to be a good complement to the Grado sr325is. I currently have a fiio e18 and will initially use this as a dac. I don't want to spend anymore than £150. What do you folks reckon?
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I thought the e11 was kinda good enuff too...until the Schiit gear. 

 

Right, but I was responding to a post about a need to upgrade to the E11K from the E11 - I'm not saying that an E11 is all you ever need.

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I need a recommendation for a home amp and am thinking about tubes or a hybrid system as I've heard they work really well with the 650's. I also need it to be a good complement to the Grado sr325is. I currently have a fiio e18 and will initially use this as a dac. I don't want to spend anymore than £150. What do you folks reckon?


I liked the Valhalla with the 650 quite a bit and I also found it was fine with my HF2 that were 28ohm cans so the whole impedance mismatching thing isn't always that important. If the 325is is as bright as I suspect it is, a little tube softness won't hurt it at all.

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I liked the Valhalla with the 650 quite a bit and I also found it was fine with my HF2 that were 28ohm cans so the whole impedance mismatching thing isn't always that important. If the 325is is as bright as I suspect it is, a little tube softness won't hurt it at all.
From a lot of the reading I've been doing it seems to. Be pointing me towards the Schitt Vali or Magni or the little dot 1+ or mk2. The Valhalla sounds like it might do the job though because my concern is getting the best out of high and low impedence cans.
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+1 for LD 1+ specially with the 6SN7 and 6080/6AS7G Tube MOD.

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From a lot of the reading I've been doing it seems to. Be pointing me towards the Schitt Vali or Magni or the little dot 1+ or mk2. The Valhalla sounds like it might do the job though because my concern is getting the best out of high and low impedence cans.

I highly recommend the Magni (works great with Modi too), I've never needed to turn the volume dial more than half way on the magni, it drives the HD650's very easily and really sounds great. The amp works well on low impedance headphones too, I've used it with HD5x8 series and still use it for my SZ1000's and I love it!


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+1 for LD 1+ specially with the 6SN7 and 6080/6AS7G Tube MOD.
I wanted to buy this originally as I had been recommended it for the Grado 325 but I have read its optimised for low impedence headphones so thought it might not be the best thing for the HD650's. The write ups I've read for the mk2 seems the reverse (good for the 650's but not the Grado) Ultimately I would like the amp which gets the best put of both high and low impedence cans.
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I highly recommend the Magni (works great with Modi too), I've never needed to turn the volume dial more than half way on the magni, it drives the HD650's very easily and really sounds great. The amp works well on low impedance headphones too, I've used it with HD5x8 series and still use it for my SZ1000's and I love it!
From what I've read I'm really torn between the Magni and Valhalla so it's good to hear that the Magni plays well at low and high impedence.
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From what I've read I'm really torn between the Magni and Valhalla so it's good to hear that the Magni plays well at low and high impedence.


What headphone will you use the most? The Valhalla is very good (I have heard the Magni, but only a little and it was driving my departed D7000) so not much help there. Again, I would stress that I think the impedance mismatching is likely somewhat over-emphasized. I wonder just how audible the effect of mismatching is? I'll bet you the vast majority of people who think they could hear impedance mismatching with a dynamic headphone probably in a blind test really couldn't, or at least not consistently. Just before I purchased my Valhalla I spoke with Jason from Schiit about using it with my 28ohm HF2 and he had this to say. Even though on paper mismatching can have an impact, he knew of friends in the recording industry that were using the Valhalla with low impedance headphones and quite liking the combination. I know I did. I can't say my experience is what you will have, but I feel confident in saying if the impedance mismatching was there, the audible effect was quite small. There is a big difference between measurable and audible. I am sure there are cases where a mismatch may be particularly bad, but I don't think that is anywhere near as common as you would think by reading about the dangers of impedance mismatching.

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