Hello all! I've been a lurker of this thread for a while and, thanks to your comments, I decided to buy the Leckerton. In fact, it just arrived today! From what I have had the opportunity to listen to it with my HD-598's, it´s much, much better thant the Fiio E11 I used to use. It really does increase the soundstage and makes the bass more energetic and tight, It has also made the highs a bit more clearer in my opinion. The thing is, I had -I dont know if I should call it- a problem when I used it earlier with some videos. The leckerton was connected to my computer by USB as a DAC. The volume of the videos was low, so I turned the gain setting of the amp to high. It was also charging at the moment. The thing is, when I touched the volume knob with my bare fingers (my thumb and index finger) I heard static noises from the headphones. This happened everytime I touched it. I did some experimenting and discovered this also happened when the gain setting was turned to low, although at a much lower volume. I turned off the charge switch and the issue persisted. Also, this doesn't happen when I'm holding the amp with one hand and touch the knob with the other, it just happens when it's resting somewhere, like a table. I wanted to ask if someone here has noticed this and, if they have, if it's the normal behaviour of the amp. It's also important to note that my amp is the silver colored one, maybe in the black ones this issue isn't as apparent because the paint could reduce the conductivity of the aluminium. Maybe it's just that the climate in my region is somewhat dry so it generates more static than normal, but I'd like to think that if the knob was properly isolated from the circuit it shouldn't be making this noise. Although, I don´t think an issue like this is a dealbreaker due to the overall quality of the amp and the fact that the issue only happens when you want to increase or decrease the volume. So, what do you think? Is this normal, or could my amp be defective? I really don't like the idea of returning it now that it has arrived (I'm from Mexico, and due to the holidays it took nearly one month to arrive. Also, shipping costs...), but I will if I have to.
P.S. Sorry for my bad english :P
Edited by sorata98 - 1/11/13 at 2:19am