Hi, I am new the to tube amp and wanna to have a sub $300 entry tube amp for my office setup.
I am not looking for detail, attack, speed or treble energy since I already have very good SS amp setups with very good Dynamic full size headphones. I just want to have some taste on the tube roll off and see how it will fit my tastes. (I listen to all sorts of musics from classical, Jazz to pop and rock. Most of time, pop and rock sound really bad on my home setup due to the bad source recordings. So I was looking for some roll off on highs and lows to make the mid smoother.)
As for now, I have a MUSILAND Monitor 02US dragon + Pro-Ject Headbox II setup and find the amp has too much background noise and too little detail . (I got the amp for free when I purchase my HD800). I am running both my IEMs (Sony EX1000, UM Miracle) and portable fullsize phone (Ultrasone ED8) in my office, so the output stage should be optimized to low-impedance-high-efficiency phones.
I know nothing about tube amps, and do not even know where to start. Hope some of you can help me.