Been a couple of years getting into head-fi, coming from 2 channel audio. I moved into a smaller place and the neighbors aren't too fond of the Dyn's so I am looking to put my investment into some better headphone equipment. My cans currently are DT990/600, and K702 in the past.
I am looking for a new tube amp and I am a bit torn. I was leaning towards something OTL like a used Woo WA3 or the Bottlehead crack. However, I am sure that as time goes on I will want to expand my headphone collection. I know that OTL really shine with high Ohm headphones, such as the Beyers - but this is where I struggle. If I am going to spend money on an amp, then I want it to be versatile and power low Ohm as well as high Ohm if I were to try some different headphones in the next year or so. Does such a thing exist? Would I be better off looking at solid state or hybrid amps, or would there be a tube solution that has output transformers and not cost me an arm and a leg?
Reasoning for tube: My speaker gear is SS, usually when I listen to cans it is late at night and the silky smooth sounds of tubes entice me.
Simaudio Moon 100D
Little Dot I + w/spare tubes and the recommended op amp
Headphones I'm interested in for the near future:
Any input is appreciated, I don't know a ton about amps but I know a lot of you do. I would like to keep the budget ~300 give or take. Used is fine of course.Thanks in advance.
P.S. I would be open to amp/dac combos if it is a good value.