Heres some tunes http://soundcloud.com/jazzmoslounge p.s if you don't need a dac go for graham slee nova with hifiman he400.... Graham Slee Novo
Best headphone amplifier Awards 2011. The Novo is an involving and addictive listenWrite your own review
Good with dynamics, tonally accomplished, great detailing, ease of use
Takes a long time to run-in
We first tested the stylish little Graham Slee Novo back in January 2009 and loved it. Aesthetic simplicity seems to be the theme, with the Novo packing one volume control ?and one headphone input only.
After settling down from a bright sound during its running in, the Novo gives the listener a well-balanced audio with a crisp, clear treble that's quite brightly lit but holds no hint of stridency, a warm midrange that enhances emotion in music, and a springy, active bass that's well-formed and underpins everything nicely.
You are served great levels of detail here and production subtleties are handled excellently, even those mixed deep within the music.
In terms of dynamics, this feisty Novo can handle just about anything you can throw at it. Add a good sense of timing and essentially you've got everything you ?need in a headphone amplifier.
What really stands out for us is that it's such an involving listen – you can't help getting into whatever it's serving up.
It's worth bearing in mind that it's £15 less than the Lehmann Rhinelander headphone amp, while doing much of the same right. OK, it's slightly less flexible than some other amplifiers, in terms of its features, but with a sound as good as this, you're not going to mind.If you are buying $400 headphones get the better headphone amps fiio are good but the graham slee novo is what you are looking for not fiio they are more for under $200 headphones and if you need a dac down the road go for the hrt music streamer 2!
Edited by our martin - 5/30/12 at 9:29am