DAC - JDS Labs ODAC
Amp - JDS Labs O2
Headphones - Denon D2K (modded), AKG K701, AKG K550, and Sennheiser HD650
Notes: I will be selling my K701's soon and intend to eventually purchase a HiFiMAN HE400 eventually.
Music - I listen to anything that is not country (except for Cash), but recently I have been listening to a lot more vocals, piano, orchestral, soul, and old school rock. I find the that I like my bass more tight and controlled and I enjoy mids and trebles a lot more as I grow older.
My budget is under $500 before tax and I am currently considering the following amps after ruling out the Bottlehead Crack amp:
- Woo Audio WA3
- Schiit Vahalla
- Schiit Lyr
- Little Dot MK IV
I would like to know which amp you guys recommend with consideration of my eventual purchase of an HE400 as well as which tubes. I will readily admit I know nothing about tubes except that I loved how my HD650 sounded with my friend's WA6. Given that the WA6 is not currently financially justifiable for me, please help me make an educated purchasing decision out of those 4 amps!