How much of an improvement in SQ should I expect from replacing my Little Dot I+ with the Ear+? I use Grado RS2i cans.
I am fully aware that the Ear + belongs to another league entirely (it is also 4 times the price of the LD). But I am trying to figure out the impossible: is the improvement in SQ really that significant?
It is a very nice step up. The Grado sound signature stays intact....mids have more detail and the highs keep their detail, but are just buttery smooth.....it takes the sharp edges off so to speak.
After tube burn in you start to hear your music in layers. Make no mistake about it...it is a very good tube amp, and it has been around for a long time which speaks for itself.....it is not a flavor of the month so to speak amp.
Is it worth the money over a LD1+......that is for each individual to decide....it is for some, but it isn't for others.
With some tube rolling it has my hD650 sounding the best it has ever sounded , since I bought it.
@ fireboy....congrats......can't wait to hear your impressions
i agree with whirlwind on this, and would add, that the sound stage also opens up a little bit more, gets a little larger
its good to see two new folks getting this great amp !