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post #76 of 90
Thread Starter 
oh ok I don't need that

there was a slight change in my space plans that I forgot to mention, I'm switching colleges for the spring semester and this one has nice big dorm rooms so I will be able to get a full sized amp too. the little dot I+ sounds pretty good right now, it's a good price too. are there any other full sized amps under 200 I should be looking at? (I will have room for a small full sized amp but not much more then that)
post #77 of 90
Have you been looking for amps on Audiogon?

http://www.audiogon.com/index.html
post #78 of 90
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/new...9/#post4542805

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/new...ml#post4544837

Apparently they are saying you can change the opamps as well as the tubes to alter the sound.

You probably would want the top model for 159 as it comes with the Western Electric tubes. Chinese tubes are not the best. Or you could go here and get some on your own and get the cheaper model. www.TubeWorld.com

http://www.little-tube.com/forum/for...sts=10&start=1
post #79 of 90
Thread Starter 
I didn't even know about this site, thanks!
post #80 of 90
The site for Little-Dot is Little-Tube and it looks like a forum but thats it, you can buy direct or through david on ebay.

https://www.tubeworld.com/400a723a.htm

Looks like you can get the WE tubes cheaper than with Little-Dot.
post #81 of 90
has there been direct comparison for LD seris vs Millet hybrid?
post #82 of 90
Not sure but id love to see one.
post #83 of 90
Thread Starter 
with the ebay cash back deal going on I can get the little dot I+ for under $100
post #84 of 90
can anybody using the K701 with an ibasso d2 boa chime in with their impressions?

perhaps compared with a desktop amp?

it's strange because i'm getting a fuller bass response from my ety er-4ps and there's a kind of peakiness in the lower treble.

just wondering if this is due to underamping (or burn-in? been playing music through them continuously for about a week)
post #85 of 90
I'd also be interested in knowing what erasmus is asking.

I'm pretty sure I want a portable not because I'll be taking it out with my K601s and my iPod but because of the size and the convenience of being able to sit with my laptop and headphones. Without having heard a good amp (better than my lowly bithead)--full or portable--I'm tempted to just look for a full-size amp. I'm thinking, though, that for my ears, I could convince myself that a D2 Boa silver or D3 could sound good enough powering my headphones that I won't think I need anything significantly better.

Thoughts?
post #86 of 90
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Originally Posted by silverstonettl View Post
I'm thinking, though, that for my ears, I could convince myself that a D2 Boa silver or D3 could sound good enough powering my headphones that I won't think I need anything significantly better.

Thoughts?
belief is a wonderful thing
post #87 of 90
If you need a portable setup, sell your 701s people.
post #88 of 90
post #89 of 90
Heard the Millet Hybrid yesterday. This is a nice amp for a portable. Matched with an imod, I could be happy with this as a main rig. It's not in your price rainge though.

As many have mentioned, it is worth the time and money to get to a meet and listen to this stuff. It's cool to be with folks that have the same interest in equipment and you can really get a feel of what better sound is available.

If you don't want your heart broken though, don't listen to the Orpheus big or little. Woah.
post #90 of 90
Long thread.
My two cents.
I have the K701- Awesome earphones. And I use the "Hornet" -Ray Samuels ($370). It is an awesome combo, it has no problem driving it, the sound is spectacular and Ray is a first class person and first class company.
The Hornet has a life time warrantee and Ray is always helpful. I emailed questions to him, called for advise and he was always friendly, helpful and patient.
Beside a gem of a product, these are the people that should be supported and rewarded by us.
First class all the way.
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