came here for some advise before I go ahead and spend $500 of hard earned money on a headphone amp.
I currently own an HD-800 and use a Grant Fidelity TubeDac-11 as an Amp/Dac.
Clearly, not the Ideal amplification for my headphones.
Now, after a whole lot of reading here and elsewhere I pretty much concluded that the Lyr will provide the best value for money at this price range (can't go any higher). this is mainly based on costumer reviews I have seen and on 6moon's review of the Lyr lineup and on technical specs. it seems to be the most powerful amp out there at this price range (about 450mW at 300ohm if I got it right). 6moon actually claim it would be a better match than the Burson HD160 which is a benchmark amp from what I gather.
Any advise? suggestions? before I go ahead and make my order. i'm basically looking for feedback on the Lyr and wondering if anyone thinks there are better alternatives at the $500 price range.
Looking forward for some feedback here :)