Long thread title, longer review. I told myself to keep things under 1000 words, but then a new criterion presents itself every time I think I'm done. Ho hum.
The long short: This is a combo sold by Jaben Japan. It includes:
1. Otomatsu BDR-HPA02 x1
2. Your choice of a balanced Beyerdynamic T1 or T5
3. Centrance DACport x1
4. Stock 4-pin XLR balanced cable x1
1. Cryo cable. The Cryo cable is sold for 500$ US.
I'm very impressed with the following elements of the amp:
- low noise floor
- L/R balance for ANY headphone
- tracking for IEMs
- build quality
I am more impressed by the combo.
- great construction quality from Jaben
- clever locking cannon plugs
- amazing synergy in this all-in-one. Could be the last combo for some people.
I will add more opinions as time allows. It may not allow for a few days. Anyway, I highly recommend this system. It is especially suited for first-time upgraders and for system hoppers. If you already have a system, this combo is intriguing but far from necessary.