I only have a portable rig right now, and that's probably not going to change anytime soon. I currently amp my headphones through an iBasso D-Zero. It works well, but I'd like to upgrade to better sound. I've never had a "proper" high-end amp before, so I'd like to see what I'm missing out on. The caveat is that it still has to be portable, because the bulk of my listening is done on the go.
I've heard a lot about how warm and nice sounding tube amps are, and I'd really like to try one. I have my eye on the Bravo Ocean. Is it very portable? Will I be able to use it with my S3 (USB OTG cable)? Are there any other better amps I should be considering, and why? Am I also going to need an external DAC, or is it built in as well?
And are there any amps in general that sound really good and I should be considering?
How noticeable will the difference in sound be with a better DAC / AMP? Is it worth all the extra money?
Edited by akong - 8/20/13 at 10:26am