Greeting from a cold wintery Sweden!
I have some problems finding a suitable dac/amp for my setup at work.
Currently im using a Little dot mk3(voshkod tubes) and a Lars Audio DAC mk2 (http://www.head-fi.org/products/lars-audio-dac1-mkii-dac)
These are powering a pair of AKG k550, because sealed cans are a must.
Im enjoing these cans very much, i actually sometimes prefer them to my HE-400. :)
But i feel that the little dot setup does not have the low end punch compared to Solid state amps i have tried.
It can also be a bit shrill in the top end. Other than that it sounds quite amazing. It also takes up much needed space
on my desk.
Thats why im looking for an amp with integrated dac thats not as bulky and fills the void sound character wise.
More lower end but still has an amazing mid and top end.
Im looking to spend about 500$ or less.