So I'm on my way back to the RS1, this time with the new RS1e from 4OurEars.com. My first go around with these headphones was with the RS1i that I purchased form Crutchfield and kept them for the full 60 days and ultimately decided I liked the PS500 better and returned them.
But now I don't need to decide between the two and will be keeping the RS1 no matter what, but I'm just wondering if I was amping them wrong by using a solid state amp instead of a tube amp that most people seem to be using with them.
I have the Schiit Vali now that I purchased to get a taste of tube amps, but I think I will be buying the Lyr2 or the WA6 to go with the RS1 this time. Is this what most of you would suggest while using these headphones, or is there something else I'm missing; by the way the WA6 is the most I would be willing to spend on an amp.
(FYI) My impressions with the RS1i with my Asgard 2 was that it was very detailed with a nice sound stage and imaging but seemed sort of thin and light with the bass. Anyways I liked it but at the time I could only afford to buy one.
all of the amps you're thinking about will be very good. i'd only add a little dot, mk 1+, or a mad ear+ hd , if you can find one used, usually
oh, and BTW, the mad is good with the hd800, ask whirlwind !
Edited by jaywillin - 6/20/14 at 5:20pm