I've been running the O2 for quite some time now and I'm absolutely satisfied and totally happy with it. The sound is AWESOME and the amp itself is really beautiful.
This "clipping sound" you mention... is this the hideous loud beep that sort of rhytmically appears when the batteries are low? Had me almost falling off my chair when I encountered it the first time :D Almost thought the old iPod was going nuts...
Yes, that would be it ;-). All of the latest versions have been slightly modified to make sure that this no longer occurs anymore.
Hi Oliver! Im in Slough and am interested in placing an order for both the Amp and Dac. Here's what i want to know. If I buy the amp and DAC separately, would that perform the same as the amp and DAC combined model? Ipurchased a bottlehead crack and was hoping to buy one DAC to use with any amp I buy for now till I have a bigger budget. My budget is £200. If I go for the AMP+DAC combined, how long will that take to get shipped? Im in UK till the end of July so I have time. The headphones i'll be using are Senns HD 650.
The performance would be identical. As for shipping times, yep, we should be able to meet your requirements :)
In other news, the EHP-O2 just got a 5 star 'Recommended' review in Hi-Fi Choice, a British hi-fi magazine. I have started a new thread to shout about the good news :D