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German companies make some good headphones, there must be some equally good amp makers

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Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic spring to mind. If there is a culture of headphone appreciation there may also be some good amps. I know of spl, and have seen things written about Cayin and Vincent. Any others worth a look? 

post #2 of 9

Well, there's Meier Audio. There are also Burmester Audio and MBL.

post #3 of 9

There's also the highly regarded Violectric company. You should check them out.

post #4 of 9
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Thanks for pointer on Violectric, the Lake People tag makes them sound like some hippy US west coast collective!

post #5 of 9

SPL Phonitor, I dont recommend it for audiophiles though its more of a "Pro" tool. You wont get to notice it unless you are using a really good DAC or DA/AD converter and working at high bitrates and sample rates. My 2c.

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Meier have gone a bit quite more recently? Do Burmester and MBL make headphone amps? How could I forget spl..

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Meier have gone a bit quite more recently? Do Burmester and MBL make headphone amps? How could I forget spl..



I don't believe either one do, but I could be wrong.

 

MBL makes an integrated amp (MBL 7008) with a headphone out. Mind you there would be a sticker shock (about $9000 shock).

post #8 of 9

...Are the Meier's manufactured in Germany?

 

No one mentioned Palmer nor Lehmann!!!

 

(Yeah, SPL, LakePeople/Violectric)

post #9 of 9

Don't forget Beyerdynamic's own A1 amp.

 

And the cheap Chinese eBay clones...

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