Originally Posted by davidsh
I'll just quote. This is said with reference to my fiio e17 amp, i expect.
Well, the E17 already does a good job powering the DT880.
The O2 is a good option, ODAC not so much given that it would bypass the soundcard, therefore negating its usefulness. However, the Asgard would provide better driving power.
Also, the Lyr is quite a bit more expensive than the Asgard, as well as having higher maintenance costs due to replacement tubes. I personally prefer solid state, so I would get the Asgard, at least for midrange cans. For higher end cans, I'd get a Mjolnir and be set for basically all cans outside Stax.
EDIT: However, adjustments would have to be done, due to the balanced topology.
Edited by Roller - 12/7/12 at 10:52am