I am looking for some entry level level advice in terms of a desktop amp.
I am going to buy some new headphones. I have pretty much 100% made up my mind to get V-moda Crossfade.
I am going with the V-moda because I can add the boom mic. I have been gaming with the Astro Mix Amp and A40 for years and ready for an upgrade. I have read pretty much everywhere, most 50$ headphones are better than the A-40s.
I do want chat capabilities, so the ATH-M50 are out of the question.
I plan to haul these headphones between work and home.
At work I plant to use these 98% of the time for music.
I am finally getting to my question:
I use my iphone 5 as my music source at home, but could just as easily transfer my music to the computer.
I have been looking at desktop amps and an really interested in all these tube hybrid amps. I am dying to get an entry level one and try out, see what all the fuss is about.
I am looking at Bravo line, right there in my budget.
It is the NUMBER 1 best selling desktop headphone amp on amazon right now. It is #13 out of headphones amps, but the other 12 are all portable amps which I don't really have a need for.
(at home I use the Astro mix amp for gaming and have a small surround sound Yamaha for my computer sourced tv/music/movies).
What differences will there between plugging my work computer or my iphone 5 into one of these Bravo amps?
What about non tube desktop amps?
(one last little question, should I really bother getting a few different tubes try out with the Bravo if I do end up getting one)
Edit: 1 more question. If I could buy only one: Bravo v2 or Fiio V10 DAC/amp (for use with the computer at work) which should I get. I am asking from a hobbyist perspective. I just want to take the next step into "audiophile as a hobby"
Edited by gr34td3str0y3r - 1/22/14 at 8:47pm