Hi, this is my first post. I found this forum in my search for a desktop amp. I was thinking it would be nice to buy something off the classifieds, but then further research narrowed the preferences to a couple of amps that may not be listed currently, namely the Little Dot MK i+ and the HiFiMan EF-2A. Recommendations are all over the map, but these are among them and they are affordable. Of course, I'm still open to suggestions, or used offerings of higher end products. I like the idea of having a DAC with the EF-2A.
In terms of sound, I like the forward midrange and smooth highs of my SR125is. In fact, when I listened to higher end Grados in the store, I found them too bright, with the GS-1000 an earful to get used to, like breaking glass. I listen to jazz, rock (white stripes, audioslave), some bluegrass, and downtempo electronic, especially with female vocals.
Edited by earthtodan - 6/9/12 at 6:04pm