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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

300$-350$
I just don't want to be stuck at one desk and be able to move from room to room(not take outside the house)
I currently have a Geek Out 720 but not sure about the synergy.

 

Keep your GO750 for when you want to move and buy a Modi/Vali  for your Desk. 

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OK thanks :)

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Maybe you can even do better... keep your GO720 for mobility and use it as dac on your desk and put your money in the amp : Bottlehead crack or Valhalla 2 or Whatever your want. 

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OK thanks smily_headphones1.gif
I thought you ordered the vali or valhalla a few months ago. And then u were thinking of the matrix m stage. 2 fine options at the price.
Or even though O2 (that I use around the house).
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im missing the sennheiser hd800 sound - i might try to borrow one and try it out on my f1J speaker taps .

when i owned one before it was better than the lcdx and lcd3 with the right amp - the best it sounded for me in my gear was with the alo studio six with csp3 preamp . out of the csp3 alone it has a holographic sound with the right tubes and very enjoyable as well , out of the valhalla 2 it was ok .

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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

Maybe you can even do better... keep your GO720 for mobility and use it as dac on your desk and put your money in the amp : Bottlehead crack or Valhalla 2 or Whatever your want. 

 

Totally agree with Sorrodje's recommendation.  Except, I might be inclined to go torpedo over crack if you are contemplating the affordable diy tube route.  Hd800's bass response does lose detail (but gains amplitude) as a result of crack's high output impedance, so a baby parafeed amp, with output transformers (same basic topology as mainline and l-2) may be preferable to some, but probably not all, listeners. 

 

Alternatively, the new diy version of Pete Millet's Butte is also an intriguing option for budget solid state.  The commercial version used to go for $500, but the parts, including case through Pete's store are less than $150  (http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/diy-beauty-pete-milletts-butte-headphone-amp)  Thinking I may build one of these myself sometime soon just because.

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