Originally Posted by donunus
Lets add the bada ph-12 to the mix here
I've been tempted by the PH-12 on several occassions... BUT... I've always been "scared off" by the reports of its high heat, and mosfet failures... as well as its reportedly poor SQ with Grados and low impedence phones.
There's a lot of information in the PH-12 thread... if you have the patience to dig through it all.
My first choice would be the DV332... possibly, with the exception of Grados... although its not bad with them either.
But... I'd be very happy with my old PinkFloyd modified XCAN v3... if I had the Little Pinkie PSU, or the XPSU v3, and the X10 v3 Tube Buffer... and... maybe a tube DAC - all of which warms it up and makes it sound a lot more like a tube amp (instead of a hybrid, which it is). With all those "mods" and "accessories" it does sound great - but, at a price.