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first head amp $150 budget

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

well, i sent the audioengine d1 back and keeping the schiit modi, so i need a separate head amp.

i have a bravo v2 i'm trying,(always loved tubes),  and planning on trying the magni.

my question is anyone have other suggestions ??

i listen mostly to my a2's, but starting to listen more frequently to headphones.

i currently have sennheiser hd203, which i plan on upgrading as well(any thoughts there would be welcome too !)

thank y'all !

jay

post #2 of 13

budget?

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
$150 or so
post #4 of 13

Oh... haha sorry.  Have you looked into th little dot mkII?  

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
I know of it, I'll look again , thanks
post #6 of 13

As for headphones, it depends on what genres you listen to.

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

rock, blues, jazz, a little classical, i'm an old hippie, a deadhead

old soul, r&b, 60's-70's era

and the amp you suggested looks a little more substantial than the v2 i'm using now

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 

also saw the little dot mk1+ , it looks interesting too

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

also saw the little dot mk1+ , it looks interesting too

Since the HD 203's have a low impedance, the LD 1+ is probably a good option. It's a hybrid amp, so it has a low output impedance, providing good dampening for low-impedance headphones. I don't have any personal experience with it, but I think it's my next amp biggrin.gif

post #10 of 13
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yeah, it does look good,

i have a bravo v2 which is a class a hybrid

so thinking of the all tube mkII

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

i'm thinking about sending the modi back and trying the aune t1

or the dragonfly or new hrt microstreamer, thoughts anyone ???

post #12 of 13

Would use be using the Aune solely as a DAC, or would you be using the amp as well?

post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 

the modi was returned, so, back to square 1, just looking for the best dac/amp combo, for around $300

listen mostly with my a2's, so dac performance is a bigger concern

i have started listening to my headphones more(hd203),

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