Originally Posted by SpartanX58
So the Vali does sound good with the Q701, so will it sound good with the K612?
It's hard to say. The Q701 and K612 sound somewhat similar, but their drivers are totally different. I don't think it's a straight conclusion to draw.
Originally Posted by moriez
Had the Vali here for a day before returning it. It had already been said that it's quite similar to the A2 which I quickly agreed with when I started listening. My prob is that the low end is overly well-rounded (emphasized?) in these amps. Too much for my taste anyway. I'm curious, what's your views on that? Also, the size man the size. I knew it was tiny and never bothered to actually think about the dimension specifications but it's sooo small! It's like a portable amp. At unpacking I asked myself if they sent me a dummy miniature or something. However stupid this sounds, I couldn't take it very serious /dislike
I think there is a little emphasis in the lower regions. A quick glance over your profile, I see you have the MA900 and TH600 which both sit a little bass heavy, certainly not as much with the MA900. I hook up AKG's K712 and Q701 which by contrast are a little bass light, so the Vali compliments them well. I can see how you may not have found a good match.
In terms of size, I really like the size. At one point I had a full desk cluttered with amps, DACs, DDCs, and all kinds of stuff. I had an Audio-GD Reference 1 DAC, with an Audio-GD Phoenix, and a Little Dot MKVI+. I'm really glad Schiit packed such a good amp into such a small size.