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Burson HA160 vs SPL Auditor

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I am deciding to get an amp for my DT990 600ohm. I don't think I want to get a tube amp therefore the two amps that came top of my lists are HA160 and Auditor.

 

I am wondering if anyone has compared the two, head to head?

 

Also what does each amp do to the overall tonity if I am going to be using DT990 and HD650.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 10

I am in the same situation, any suggestion would be appreciated...

EDIT - i'm listening to HD800

 

Edited by maniac0r - 7/10/11 at 2:56pm
post #3 of 10

Why the Auditor? Most people go for the Burson HA-160, Lehmann Black Cube, Violectric V181 & V200 or one of the Little Dot amps. Or why not something from RSA?

post #4 of 10

And Why not some Schiit? wink.gif

post #5 of 10

I personally did not care for the SPL Auditor at all. Too clinical, almost artificially so. The Burson was an easy choice when I compared them head to head. But a friend felt the opposite way so as always it is subjective.

 

I will say this though: the Auditor did best with 600ohm Beyers. For that use it was not bad. I still prefer the Burson but not by much. When you go down to low ohm headphones that's where the Auditor fell apart imho. 

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auido gd Phoenix
post #7 of 10

The Auditor is a studio level, this what you needed for?

 

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by dragoonv View Post

I am deciding to get an amp for my DT990 600ohm. I don't think I want to get a tube amp therefore the two amps that came top of my lists are HA160 and Auditor.

 

I am wondering if anyone has compared the two, head to head?

 

Also what does each amp do to the overall tonity if I am going to be using DT990 and HD650.

 

Thanks.


Have you considered tubes? For $1100, the WA2 would be outstanding with your DT990/600s and HD650s.
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Originally Posted by dragoonv View Post

I am deciding to get an amp for my DT990 600ohm. I don't think I want to get a tube amp therefore the two amps that came top of my lists are HA160 and Auditor.

 



I don't think he does...as stated before. 

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. I had a fair listen on the 3 Schiit with my DT990. They definitely improved the sound but I cannot say if it was dramatic. It definitely had a better control on the bass and more extension on the low and high as well. I found the Asgard only made the overall tone "thicker". Lyr is definitely the best out of the three. Haven't had a chance to audition with the SPL's and Bursons tho.
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