I will be purchasing a AKG Q701 ( or similar) but I think this headphone needs an amp.
The headphone + Amp will be used for 2 channel music and for Movies ( late evening use ) . My primary listening method is still speakers.
2 channel music is mostly classical and some jazz ( acoustic) .
Sources are a) Onkyo NR3007 for movies streamed via WDTV Live b) SB Touch for FLAC c) Oppo 980H for CD.s
I would like to keep the amp cost to $300.
In no particular order some of the amps I am considering are:
Meier Corda Rock
Matrix M stage
Little Dot ( not sure which model , I+ ?)
Schiit Asgard or Valhalla
This will be a "one time" purchase as I don't plan to upgrade any time soon. Please help me with your recommendations.