I’m posting this on behalf of a friend, who is not so comfortable with writing in English. But he reads english very well, so he will be reading this thread, I will only supply his questions and answers translated from danish to English. Hope this will work
He is looking for a ”final” amp for his Sennheiser HD800. He’s current amp is a LittleDot MK VI+, upgraded with Tungsol NOS 6SL7.
He has narrowed his choice down to 3(4) candidates:
- DNA Stratus
- Liquid Glass
- ALO Studio Six
- And as a possible fourth candidate the LittleDot MK VIII SE, which should be aimed at high impedance headphones
But he has a few questions, which we hope some of you can help answer.
Since it is almost impossible to get a listen to these amps before buying, he would like to hear of any experiences with these amps in combination with HD800.
He would also like to hear opinions about whether these amp would actually make a significant improvement, compared to the LittleDot MK VI+.
As a source he is using the NAD M51 dac. He primarily listen to rock/pop. He likes a full bodied sound, with a detailed bass, an organic midrange, and a smooth and liquid treble.
If any of you guys have any experiences with other amps that could be ”end game” with a HD800, he would of course also like to hear about it. He is settled on tube amps though, so solid state is not an option. Price range: Not above $4000.
Any help will be appreciated