Since I've been favoring Grados lately I'm trying to upgrade my DAC/amp with stuff that works better with low impedance headphones that like current. For portable (meaning away from my desk, not out in the world) I replaced a Fiio E6 with a cmoyBB tuned for Grados and was very impressed with how much better they sound. For desk use I have a uDAC2 and Bravo V2 with upgraded tube. I decided the uDAC didn't even sound as good as my iPhone when paired with the cmoy so I ordered a Modi (hasn't arrived yet). Next I want a new amp and I'm deciding between the E09K, Magni, or LD I+. Lots of people here seem to like the LD or E09K, but is the Magni a bad choice?
As a side note I use DT770 80 Ohm for my closed cans with more bass heavy music so I don't want to purchase something that sounds bad with that either but Grados take priority. Any thoughts?
hope you are enjoying the 225i's ! i have the fiio and little dot now, and i had the magni for a little while. i wouldn't say the magni would be a bad choice, just depends on what type sound you prefer. i tend to lean a little to a warmer, more neutral sound ,than to bright. the modi and magni together for me was a little too bright for my taste, but i've heard others love it,