I'm considering buying one of these amps for the Grado PS1000. Has anyone heard or compared them with the PS1000, GS1000 or HF2? Does any one of these amps sound more "tubey" with Grado's than the other? I mention this because an overly "warm", "lush", "thick", "syrupy", "tubey" sound from a tube amp is not really what I'm looking for.
For the more technically minded of you, the DNA Sonett produces a maximum of 62mW into 32 ohms, the WA6 SE produces a maximum of 2000mW and the MAD Ear+HD produces a maximum of 100mW into the same load. Is this an important factor to consider when comparing these three amps, given that Grado's are such sensitive and efficient headphones?
Finally, which of these three gives the most bang for your buck? The DNA Sonett costs $1200 USD, the WA6 SE $1050 USD and the MAD Ear+HD costs $700 USD ($1070 USD with upgrades).
Any help with my decision would be greatly appreciated and yes, I have already searched the forum threads.
Edited by bumblingbooby - 4/18/11 at 7:40am