didn't listen to the v181, from reviews seems that the v200 is a step up from it, but from the specs it seems it could have better channel separation cos of balanced operation, however for orthos (especially he-6) and hd800 the v200 should be the way to go
i'm waiting for the he-6 to arrive, i had beyer t1, lcd2 and now lcd3 hd800 and hd650, with the v800 v200 all the cans just bring their true nature and potential, every one of them is so different and yet all are so enjoyable, even the lcd2 and 3 are totally different, it really dissect every headphone, really transparent combo
after buying the he-6 i read this about the v800 v200 pairing, now i'm even more excited
Quote: http://www.headfonia.com/burson-vs-violectric-conductor-vs-v200v800/ (Click to show)
Interesting to see you write that "....the V800/V200 pairing proves to be the best HE-6 set up I’ve heard to date.."
What other (good) amps have you heard the HE-6 with?
If you don't use it with balanced interconnects from the V800, the sound is not quite there. The magic really happens when you're pairing with the V800 over balanced.
Smooth, full bodied mids and bass. Superb vocals. No other pairing like it for the Hifimans.
with the hd800 i suspect it could be the same story as with the he-6, at least in terms of body and a balanced presentation, the lcd3 (got it recently) in this aspect is on a whole new level, i'm overdosing with emotional goosebumps
will report when i get the he-6, i'm just concerned how to make it fit in my avatar shot