Who else out there has this amp or has heard it? I just got it and I'm blown away. My HD600/650 have never sounded so good.
I've only had budget amps: E11, E9 and O2. My O2 sounds a little anemic and small next to it, though I'd have a tough time this is worth approximately 3 times the cost.
I'm really curious. Are there desk amps in this budget (used $400; new $550) that sound better than this? Which ones? How do they improve upon it? I don't really need a portable amp and am really using it as a portable one. But this is the first time that I've clearly seen there are "better" amps and not just different. Mike from Headfonia said "The sound quality is so amazing, I think it just fall a little bit behind in terms of resolution than the Burson HA-160D amplifier!" I don't always agree with Mike, but that is big praise.
I'd love to get this thread going from anyone who has heard this/owns this? I'd like to hear what you say... I'm still learning how to think about this amp.
(Please excuse the "for sale" ad. I'm simply deciding if I can afford this. Doesn't change my appreciation, but at nearly 3 times the cost of an Objective 2, I better be sure! The more I listen, I think it may actually be "ok" to buy an amp that costs more than my headphones!)
Edit: So at this point, I find the AHA-120 superior (imo) to both the E9 and O2. That being said, I'm still curious if a desk top amp can beat it at this price point. The E9 really doesn't bring out the best of the HD650 and the O2 really comes across anemic compared to the AHA-120.
Edited by imackler - 7/10/12 at 7:53am