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Looking for a good tube amp DAC to pair well with the AKG K545's

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So i just upgraded from my M50's to the K545s which im really excited for. I think that the K545's might benifit from a tube amp though even they are 32 ohm impedance. Im looking to spend around $150 give or take perferably from amazon since i have 80 bucks in gift cards. I dont know too much about tube amps right now, but from what i've read on the forums they give a nice warmth and depth to your music, something that i would be interested in. 

 

From my reaserch ive done so far i've found two which seem okay but i dont really know their quaility,

Anue T1 - $160 , 24 bit 30-600 ohm single 6922 tube

HiFiMan - EF-2A - $170 16 bit, Dual tube

 

I like that these both have DAC and RCA inputs so i can use either my computer or mobile device. One of the troubling things about the EF2A i've heard is that there is really high gain and distortaion past a certain level. I havent heard anything about the Anue though, but it does have a few positive reviews. 

As always feel free to post your suggustions and or comment if you think a tube amp would benifit the AKG's or my older M50's.

 

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What audio sources will you be plugging the headphone and amplifier into?

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I forgot to add that sorry. If im using my phone (which does have a dolby pro logic mobile amp built in, its actually very good) its typically 192 bit mp3 otherwise ill be using flac on my laptop which just has a integrated realtek soundcard, nothing special.


Edited by Martinrm - 12/23/13 at 7:50am
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