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2/8/10 at 7:20pm
1. Many end up discovering or purchasing a 'topkit' of opamps for their amp that seems to synergise with a wide range of headphones for them - so there can be an additional cost to get the best out of the amp. (I haven't seen too many opamp rolling to suit each of their headphones like one might tube roll a full size amp for particular headphones).
2. If you do decide to really try a range of opamp options then be prepared to buy a number of opamps in addition to the ones provided - this is why most rely on the advice of those who do the work and discover the 'topkit' (saves time?).
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Sorry if this comes across as blasphemous, but I doubt you'll really tell any difference between the XXS and the Tomahawk, they're both fantastic amps that should drive those cans really well. I recently picked up an XXS for $100 used, and just missed a Tomahawk that went for $120, though those prices are pretty low. I'd suggest just getting whichever comes up first.
One other thing - the box of the XXS is slightly curved, which is kind of annoying for pairing it with a portable setup. Just something to consider.