Sooooo, I finally got my Matrix M-Stage today. Must say shipping was particularly fast, seeing as it was coming from China.
For those of you who don't think more expensive amps can make a difference, I will just start out by saying this. Wow. Yes, there is a difference.
Highs are more crystal clear, mids come through stronger, and bass has more impact.
Instrumental seperation is better, soundstage is better, let's just put it this way: everything is much better.
Soo, if you are like I was, and are in any way skeptical about spending more than $50 on an amp, here's the answer: Yes, it's worth it.
Now I know this isn't much of a review, but more of a testimonial from a skeptic about headphone amplifiers to a converted believer.
....and there ya' have it!....