I will soon be moving my Audioengine P4s to my office and I will need something to power them. Ideally I could get an amplifier with a very good headphone amp to power my DT880/250 phones. Currently that job is being performed by a Little Dot mkIII. I don't have a whole lot of desktop real estate available, so one unit to do both jobs would be best. A quality built-in DAC would be a bonus, and I'd like to keep it below $400. No real preference between tube and solid state.
So far on my list:
-Maverick Audio Tube Magic A1
-Musical Paradise MP-301 mk2
Anyone have any opinions on these two units vs. each other? Anyone know of any units I'm forgetting? I've intentionally left the Audioengine N22 off because I've read the headphone amp isn't all that great on that unit.
Edited by RevMen - 5/19/11 at 11:14am