Hi there, long time lurker here, but couldn't find a thread that answered this question. I recently purchased a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 ohm 'phones, and am currently running them straight out of my Titanium HD sound card. I quickly realised these headphones need some proper amplification to sound their best, and have decided to go with an OTL tube amp for their high voltage/low current output. I can get the LD for AUD $250, while the Valhalla will cost me AUD$450 from my local hi fi store (where I can also audition it).
So I've read a lot of reviews on the LD, and pretty much all of them rave about how awesome/what a great bargain it is. Valhalla reviews are less enthusiastic, but still maintain that it is a great amp for the money. So I guess my real question is: do you guys think the Valhalla is worth the extra $200? Being a student, that's like 3 weeks wages for me (gotta love less-than-minimum-wage-cash-in-hand jobs!), but don't mind paying extra if it's worth it. Thanks in advance for your opinions!