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Looking for tube amp for Sennheiser Momentum

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi new to good headphones I have decided to start off with Sennheiser Momentum as for the price they are well balanced and clear, best for what was locally available.

I am looking for a recommendation for a mini tube amp that would pair good with the Momentum on a computer, and portable use mostly on the computer though.

Price between 1-150 will go as high as 200 though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS sorry for the bad spelling. 


Edited by vamdolly - 1/21/14 at 7:57pm
post #2 of 8
You want a portable tube amp? Why? Do yourself a favor, get a portable solidstate amp and then get a tube amp to leave at your desk. Thin, fragile glass tubes and a portable rig just do not go well together.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

That also will work out great but have no idea whats out there for mini tubes or ok tube amps with in the 200 range or none tube amps since im new to amps for headphones so suggestions are appreciated thanks.

post #4 of 8
Wait with going tube for now I'd say. The momentum is also warm enough already, and many tube amps will be too noisy for it as well.
post #5 of 8
The only tube amps I know of that are under $200 and reasonable quality are:

Desktop:
http://schiit.com/products/vali
http://www.littledot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=819&sid=714fcb9493556ab7bee62b2f28d3c30d
http://www.amazon.com/HiFiMAN-EF2A-HIFIMAN-EF-2A-HEADPHONE/dp/B004357WL8

Portable:
http://www.littledot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=821&sid=714fcb9493556ab7bee62b2f28d3c30d

However, all of those amps also have issues caused by the compromises required to produce a tube amp for a very low price.

On the other hand, you could get a very nice solidstate portable DAC+Amps for under $200, like the Fiio E17 or ibasso D7 that would work well both as a portable and on your computer.
post #6 of 8
Hasn't alo audio made a portable tube amp? Else, ifi audio has also made a small desktop tube amp recently
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

The only tube amps I know of that are under $200 and reasonable quality are:

Desktop:
http://schiit.com/products/vali
http://www.littledot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=819&sid=714fcb9493556ab7bee62b2f28d3c30d
http://www.amazon.com/HiFiMAN-EF2A-HIFIMAN-EF-2A-HEADPHONE/dp/B004357WL8

Portable:
http://www.littledot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=821&sid=714fcb9493556ab7bee62b2f28d3c30d

However, all of those amps also have issues caused by the compromises required to produce a tube amp for a very low price.

On the other hand, you could get a very nice solidstate portable DAC+Amps for under $200, like the Fiio E17 or ibasso D7 that would work well both as a portable and on your computer.

Thanks for the reply billy i will check out the  Fiio E17 or ibasso D7 a bit more before deciding on one so far they look good from some reviews iv seen since you recommended them and will save for a tube in the future, Now only thing left to get is a custom cable since the default is cheap and soft rubber one clip and im sure its gone.

post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Hasn't alo audio made a portable tube amp? Else, ifi audio has also made a small desktop tube amp recently

You mean the Island? I thought that is SS? And it's $300. The ifi iTube isn't a portable amp and also isn't under $200.
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