I'm interested in an amp for the Beyerdynamic DT880s (600 Ohms). I have heard these cans when paired with the Bifrost and Lyr and it was amazing! However, that rig is out of my budget. I'm looking to spend between $500 and $650 on a rig including the cost of the DT880s.
The Lyr sounded great, but I have heard and read great things about the Valhalla for high impedance headphones and that the solid state Asgard would complement the already analytical DT880s.
I'd like to hear your opinions on how headphones like the DT880s perform when paired with a pure tube amp like the Valhalla, or a solid state amp like the Asgard. Currently I am leaning towards the Valhalla because the Lyr is out of my price range.
I'll be purchasing a DAC at a later time so I'm not concerned with that at the moment.
I listen to the following types of music in no particular order of importance:
- classic rock
I'm new to the head-fi community and have been researching for a while. Now that I have the funds I could really use some more insight before I pull the trigger.