Hi all, new in this forum (just signed up ^^), although I´ve been looking at some really good stuff here, and it has helped my wallet get much thinner over these months, have spent (according to calculations I just made) about 1000 dollars the last 3 - 4 months on headphones and an amp.
Which brings me to my question/thougts. I have had a Little Dot Mk4 for like 2 months, and in the last days I really started to appreciate it so much, music just hadn´t sounded that good before, and then yesterday it suddenly broke down on me, I mean on my birthday and all, to say the least I´m really bummed and sad that I can´t enjoy that luscious sound that I had just a couple of days ago. Well just seems to be my luck, anyhow I just mailed David at Little Dot so hopingly I will have an answer tomorrow when I wake up, seeing as It´s really late over here and really should be heading to bed rather than writing off here.
Now to my question part for you guys, like I said I enjoyed the Mk4 tremendously these last days, but I´m starting to wonder if it´s just a safer choice to go for a Mk5 which is SS, and probably more realiable and just needs to be powered on to work, and basicly runs forever without any tinkering. But then again I fear I won´t get the real smooth sound with the Mk5 that the Mk4 put out right in the end. Just for the record I have AKG K701 which are my main 'phones, and probably will get a pair of AT ATH-ESW9 for portable use mostly but also for use at home when I feel like having a different take on how things should sound, and I mostly listen to different kinds of Metal, but also other stuff like Tori Amos, Norah Jones, Infected Mushroom and other kinds of Rock.
So will the Mk5 do a good job with those 'phones and also that kind of music, as I feel I would rather have a simpler amp, which the Mk5 would be seeing as it´s a SS.