Hey guys! I've been reading the forum for about two weeks now, trying to decide which amp to get for a HD800. I've read all kind of recommendations for tube amps and SS amps. My budget is $600 (can't go any further), and I already have the Bifrost Uber DAC. At home, I bought two different very basic amps just to compare the sound signature of a SS amp vs a tube amp: the FiiO E09K with the E17 and the Aune T1 with a 6922EH tube. After some listening I feel better stereo imaging and better soundstage with the FiiO, and there is no grain as with the Aune T1, so I'm pretty much decided for a SS amp.
BUT I'm very interested on the WA6 after reading many reviews about this being a great match with the HD800.
My source is a Mac with the Audirvana+ player and FLACs.
So my options so far are:
- Burson Soloist SL
- Schiit Asgard 2
- Schiit Lyr (but there are mixed opinions with the HD800)
- WA6 + Sophia Princess Rectifier (but scared of having to change tubes to get better or more comfortable sound, or ending up not liking the tube sound)
Is there any other great amp for the HD800 that I'm missing? Aside from the V100/V200, and between my price range.