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Wich amp to pair DT880/600 ohm with

post #1 of 14
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I have been searching around a lot and I'm reading a lot of inconsistency in amp recommendation for the DT880/600 ohm. I was originally going for the LD MKIII but people said it wouldn't have good synergy.


Headphone amps are though to come by in my country so I guess I will have to order something from the UK


Here are some amps I am considering:

-Matrix M-stage (I like that this one has 2 inputs and a switch on the front)
-Fiio E9
-Schiit Magni
-LD MKIII (bad synergy with DT880/600 ohm?)
-Schiit Valhala (Heard great things about it but it is definitely the highest I'm willing to go up in price)


I also heard that the Matrix M-stage is warm, is this comparable to the warmth of tube amps?

I have also heard that tubes only have a life span of about 7 months and I heard you can't replace the tubes on the valhala, so how will this work when the tube has died?



I hope someone can answer my n00b questions.
Edited by Capt Snow - 12/8/13 at 4:43am
post #2 of 14
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I'm also considering either Dark Voice 336i or 336SE as I've heard many great things about them and I can get 'm for 230 euros in my country.
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post #4 of 14
Have you considered the Crack?
I have the DT990-600 and it's a perfect combo.
Edited by clowkoy - 3/14/13 at 5:01pm
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Have you considered the Crack?
I have the DT990-600 and it's a perfect combo.

Isn't the crack DIY? And coming from America the price will be alot higher for me here in Europe.
post #6 of 14

You can replace the tubes on the Valhala. In fact you can roll them if you like. It is as absolutely wonderful amp. I am using it with the HD 600's and I love it. 

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You can replace the tubes on the Valhala. In fact you can roll them if you like. It is as absolutely wonderful amp. I am using it with the HD 600's and I love it. 

Do you think it's worth the extra 120 euros in my case?
post #8 of 14

... I'd go for the Dark Voice, there's a fellow selling one for just the price you mentioned here in the Fs Forum! There's also Millet Max Hybrid [DIY] aps that sell for around $150 usd

 

I like my dt 880 250 ohms with my Millet Max, but ofc lower impedance 

post #9 of 14

The Dark Voice is a nice amp. It has a darker presentation than the Valhala IMO. I think depending on your music preference and the characteristics you prefer you will be happy with either.

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The Dark Voice is a nice amp. It has a darker presentation than the Valhala IMO. I think depending on your music preference and the characteristics you prefer you will be happy with either.

I read somewhere that the valhalla is bright and the DT880 is also bright, so the darkvoice would be a better pairing right?
post #11 of 14

The Valhala is a bit brighter than most tube amps. If you are looking to tone down the highs of the 880 then I would suggest the Dark Voice as it is a bit more "tubey" in that regard.


Edited by Byronb - 3/15/13 at 11:55am
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post #13 of 14

It seems so to me!

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It seems so to me!

there is a fellow selling a used one with extra tubes and some SERIOUS mods that YOU MUST BUY

 

I was going to buy it but im US and it's wired for EU so... I'll post u the link 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/652235/modded-darkvoice-336se-tubes-tung-sol-5998-uk-eu#post_9255054

 

BUY IT LOVE IT 

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