Thanks again Sky, for the review on Leben, this is what I have been waiting for before buying Leben.
Think think think think!!! .... Buy .. not ... buy ... not ... :D
I just wanted to say thank you skylab for your reviews. I did purchase the MP-301. My wallet wasn't very big and I was nervous about ordering a Qinpu amp. As stated in another place I am new to this but I do like the sound this amp puts out. You are doing a good service.
DONE! ... buy ...
Let me answer this Skylab, ... MORE glass ... :D
Ahhh, what a relieved, you SAVED my weekend, my 2-days-old-amp doesn't slide down from its current position :D but quite sad my trusty DV337 keep sliding down tho. Still kinda like it quite much
I was looking at headphone amp and that is really helping me. After I read your review on the J. Sound Lab headphone I thought that could be good choice by it is not one of your favorite :( ... I am more intrigued and tempted for a Decware Zen Select CSP-2 now. Will the Decware be better with my Sony CD-3000? I think it can be a good pick if I want to buy a high impedance headphone in the future.
Thanks for the kind words. Please make sure you read this part:
The JSoundLab is a better choice for the CD3000 than the CSP-2, on paper, and from the viewpoint on the sonics of each - but keep in mind I never tried that combination. The CSP-2 is optimized for higher-impedance headphones. It might be OK, even very good sounding, with the CD3000, but at 32 ohms it likely will not be ideal. The transformer coupled JSoundLab will be a better match electrically, and IMHO, would give the CD3000 some needed added warmth.
Hi SkyLab, thanks for the advice ... I am agree about the CSP-2, not necessary a good choice for a 32 Ohm and it is getting expensive too. And what's about the Elekit TU882, AudioTailor Jade or Ming-Da MC-84C?
I really like the J.sound Lab thought but it is difficult to be sure without trying it. Beside you said tube-rolling does not give much difference in term of sound. By the way did you find the amp well build? what's about noise? hum?
Sorry, that's a bit more than I have time for...I have to now gently suggest you do some additional reading on your own, especially of other people's comments as well as mine
But welcome to head-fi, and sorry for you wallet
I'm sorry, but I don't believe in the idea that there is a single, prevalent "tube sound signature", at all, and I think only people who have no experience with tube amps do believe that. Tube amps sound as different from each other as SS amps do, and I have heard some SS amps that sounded more like some tube amps than some other tube amps did. So I do not think you can use software to "reproduce the tube sound signature", because that only exists as a generic fictional concept, not a real phenomenon.
JMO, of course, YMMV.