How does the aune perform with the k701? Im looking for something that will still keep the k701's soundstage but add a touch of warmth to the sound. Is the amp capable of driving the headphone well? Im mainly looking at this and the little dot mk3 (no DAC with the ld though).
Hi! I have K702 anniversaries, which are warmer more linear than the standard versions, and they do have very good synergy with the T1. The K701 without anniversary pads could, however, be a bit too much on the bright side (because both your cans and T1 are on the bright side). With this combo you'd definitely want warm sounding tube. The soundstage is there and T1 has plenty of power to drive X7XX, so no worries. With T1 you basically get brightish SS amp with tube dac. You can mellow the sound and flatten those treble spikes for a bit with right tubes, but if you're really into that thick tube sound then you probably need a dedicated tube amp. This being said, T1 is so cheap that you can't go wrong with it. It's fantastic performer for the price (SS amp + DAC with tube rolling fun!) and can drive even the most demanding headphones thanks to the changeable gain settings. Another option would be to try anniversary/K712 pads in your K701 or get E17/E18 and do some EQing (not recommended though).