I've spent the past year and a half or so enjoying listening to powered studio monitors and portable cans here and there and now I am seriously planning of returning to the full-size cans game.
At the moment, I have the Beyerdynamic T1 on my wishlist as I've been thoroughly impressed by the impressions posted on Headfonia. References to Audio-technica-like sound signature with a bit more body is precisely what I've been looking for.
I understand that these Tesla drivers are incredibly power hungry so I thought I'd ask around here for any pointers for amp/source matching.
I am running an ASUS Essence STX as my primary headphones + studio monitors source right now and I was wondering if the integrated headphone amp has enough power and/or gain to power the Beyerdynamic T1?
This considered, I am tossing between a tube Woo Audio WA2 (warmth, but tubes wear out) or solid state amp such as a Schiit Valhalla/Lyr or Meier Audio Corda Classic.