I have been reading both this thread and the EHHA thread here. I know a number of posters here have built both amps. I realize this is sort of a David versus Goliath comparison, but I am trying to decide which amp to build to power my AKG K-501's and Fostex T50RP (not modded - yet!). I realize I could build the CTH first and do an EHHA down the road.
There seems to be about a 3X cost difference between the 2 amps, once you add even a modest case into the EHHA cost. I guess my question is - is the cost difference worth it in terms of sound quality? The CTH has the portability going for it, which would be nice, but I can live with the EHHA size, IF the SQ is so much better that it makes it worth the cost difference. I can use it with my main stereo rig pretty easily.
I listen to mostly classical (symphony orchestra, concertos, etc.), pop / rock (John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, older Genesis, Split Enz, Lucia Micarelli, Sting), some Jazz (Weather Report, Wynton Marsallis, etc.).
So, can anyone comment on their perceptions of the real sound difference? Is the EHHA really 3X better? Thanks in advance. Oh, you can PM me if you would rather keep this thread less busy.