I've never had a headphone amp before, except for the inbuilt one in essence stx. But lately I mostly listen to the music from my laptop or cowon s9, and I want something of similar or better quality to drive all of my headphones, which are hf2, hd598, jh13, soon w5000 and I also have lcd2 in plans. I'm not sure which, solidstate or tube, portable or fullsize. Portability is not important at all, but if there is a good portable one I would rather prefer that, although i listen to music 90% at home, so portability is the last factor. Music preference is melodic/heavy rock, sometimes blues, and most important for me is good sound of electric guitar and male vox. No particular budget, but it needs to be sensible, let's say under $600.
I was thinking about alo rx mk2, what do you think? Any advices or suggestions are much appreciated, thank you.