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Amps for different Music? Tube vs Solid State

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Hi All just wondering, as i have never owned a tube amp and currently using a Schitt Magni. Does tube sound sound better on music genres? (example rock, Jazz, Blues,) vs (EDM, Trance, Chillstep, Dubstep). Been looking on upgrading from my magni to a tube amp and would like some opinions on what types of music people listen with amps and if they think tube amps work better with different sound music.

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What cans will you plugging into this amp?

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What cans will you plugging into this amp?

Currently using DT 770 pros and DT 880 Premiums

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What cans will you plugging into this amp?

Currently using DT 770 pros and DT 880 Premiums

 

That's problem #1.

 

The DT 880 pairs best with a tube or hybrid amp that takes off some of their brightness and adds a little bottom.

 

The bass heavy DT 770 needs a solid state amp that won't bloat its already bloated bass and no more than neutral treble.  An amp that boasts it mids would also help--but certainly not needed for the DT 880.

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If you have an both SS and a tube amp, having your two headphones isn't a problem at all. You could use the SS on the DT-770 and the tubes on the DT-880. Or mix and match and decide for yourself. But if you sell your SS amp to get a tube amp, you will have to make some trade-offs. 

As for your original question, I thought the tube amp I had (Little Dot MKIII) was best suited to music without a lot of bass or complexity. Jazz, blues, lighter rock, folk, choral music, etc. Music with lots of fast, complex bass (basically, electronic music and some rock/ metal) sounded too muddy. However, this was just for my amp and my tastes. Not all tube amps sound the same, and one person's bloated is another person's warm and solid. 

What tube amps are you looking at?

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 

 

That's problem #1.

 

The DT 880 pairs best with a tube or hybrid amp that takes off some of their brightness and adds a little bottom.

 

The bass heavy DT 770 needs a solid state amp that won't bloat its already bloated bass and no more than neutral treble.  An amp that boasts it mids would also help--but certainly not needed for the DT 880.

yeah i know theres a bit of a difference. I plan on keeping the magni and i like both Headphones for there different sound.

I manly use my dt770 for wife aggro as she does not have the same love for music and sound as i do :deadhorse: and the isolation on the dt 770s is great.

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If you have an both SS and a tube amp, having your two headphones isn't a problem at all. You could use the SS on the DT-770 and the tubes on the DT-880. Or mix and match and decide for yourself. But if you sell your SS amp to get a tube amp, you will have to make some trade-offs. 

As for your original question, I thought the tube amp I had (Little Dot MKIII) was best suited to music without a lot of bass or complexity. Jazz, blues, lighter rock, folk, choral music, etc. Music with lots of fast, complex bass (basically, electronic music and some rock/ metal) sounded too muddy. However, this was just for my amp and my tastes. Not all tube amps sound the same, and one person's bloated is another person's warm and solid. 

What tube amps are you looking at?

I was looking at the Little dot 3/4 and Schitt Valhalla but was also interested in an asgard 2 or audio gd 15.32, so thats more or less why in interested  in sound genres.


Edited by Honkytime - 12/26/13 at 1:35pm
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