Do you really prefer the Balancing Act over the Mojo? I'd love to hear your thoughts as to why.
Since I got my LCD3 I have been cycling through amps and I've heard/owned quite a few now... Here is a summary of my personal ranking of amps w/ regard to only the LCD3.
WA22=GSXmk2 =Auralic Taurus>WA5>Mjolnir>BHA 1=Decware Taboo mkII>DNA Stratus>Cavalli Liquid Glass=Peachtree Grand=Soloist>Concerto>Lyr>Burson HA150>Vali
After all the buzz on headfi about the Taurus, I demo'ed it, and I think it lives up to the hype especially considering it mates equally well w/ my HD800. I'll probably eventually get one or rebuy the WA22, but I find it hard to let go of the Mjolnir just because of its excellent price/performance ratio.
The ECBA is a fantastic amp. Just not the best with the 3s.
OTOH the Mjonir sounds faster and more dynamic with the 3s.
The ECBA is slightly sluggish with the 3s.
Detail retrieval is similar on both amps though.
Sorry for the late response. Was out of town.
Not an issue. Thanks for the feedback. Since I am unable to demo any headphone amp in my neck of the woods, I have to rely on the Head-fi threads more. Looks like the Mojo cannot be beat for the price/performance.
IMO, going balanced the whole way makes sense. If you go from balanced to SE, I believe this just sums up the output and is not desirable from a SQ perspective (this is my understanding). LCD3 loves balanced amps.
Don't get caught up in features and pick an amp based on whether it's balanced or unbalanced.
Pick an amp based on the fact that it sounds good.
The EAR HP-4(SE) sounded better with the LCD3s than the ECBA.