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Tube amp for DT990 Pro 250 Ohm

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Was about to get a Bravo Audio V2, but now I'm not sure. Kind of looking into the Indeed G3, and Bravo Audio V3 and Ocean. What is a cheap amp that compliments my headphones best? I'm not looking to modify them and I really don't want to spend more than 120 was looking into spending only about 80, which fit the Audio V2s price range, but if the performance difference is worth it for something else let me know.


Edited by Checkitman22 - 7/30/13 at 6:20am
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If you want decent performance while not having to deal with changing bias everytime you chnage a tube then go with Bravo Ocean. If you don't mind spending an hour or so changing bias at each chnage then go with Indeed G3.
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Thanks for the tip, definitely not going with the G3 then. Now after reading the reviews it looks like V2 and V3 are better for bassheads rather than the ocean, true?

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V2 and Ocean emphasize on mids while V3 emphasizes on bass. For bass go with V3. However changing the tube alone does a lot of the tonality change.
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Thank you! So the V3 is more bass oriented, are the mids still decent on the V3?
 

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I have only heard ocean. And although it is mid centric, it still increases bass compared to not using it. And it is quality bass as well. I don't think you can get a better headphone amp preamp combo in this price. V3 can't be used as a preamp so I would never buy it,
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If you want decent performance while not having to deal with changing bias everytime you chnage a tube then go with Bravo Ocean. If you don't mind spending an hour or so changing bias at each chnage then go with Indeed G3.

Lol. I haven't seen anyone spend an hour to change bias. I myself only need 5 minutes or less to do it.

I havent use the Indeed G2 or Ocean but i have Bravo V1 and Project Sunrise. If you want a bassy amp then it definitely the Bravo V1 and Indeed G3. I dont know about Bravo Ocean but from what i have read, the Indeed G3 is superior to Bravo Ocean.


Edited by proid - 7/30/13 at 8:26am
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Originally Posted by Checkitman22 View Post

Was about to get a Bravo Audio V2, but now I'm not sure. Kind of looking into the Indeed G3, and Bravo Audio V3 and Ocean. What is a cheap amp that compliments my headphones best? I'm not looking to modify them and I really don't want to spend more than 120 was looking into spending only about 80, which fit the Audio V2s price range, but if the performance difference is worth it for something else let me know.

I've used a few of those $100 tube amps, some of them need to have their voltage adjusted and balanced to work their best.

The DT830 digital multi-meter is $7 and can check voltage levels.

Usually need a small Philips head screwdriver to adjust right and left voltage channels.

 

I would say to just get a Schiit Magni solid state headphone amplifier, $99

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