I want a nice pairing for acoustic music specifically blues and jazz, Chess Box recordings, etc.
don't worry about recommending a tube amp. I live in japan and most powered units for the USA won't work here due to different voltage.
What do you recommend for cans? Sub $500. Closed back and open back.
I have v-moda m100s. To say the least not particularly kind to mr muddy waters.
IEMs I have the ATM-im02. Very bright and analytical. Again, perfect for lots of music but not Buddy Holly.
I also have the Fidelo X1s which are pretty good for blues and jazz stuff. Is there anything that would pair better with a tube amp?
I am seriously thinking of the hifiman he4. Reviews on head--fi say that are leaps above the he-400 and he-500. But hard to amp. So I can't skimp on a tube amp when I get them. (Is the o2 amp powerful enough to drive the he4?)
Open back cans for tube amp recommendation
Closed back cans for tube amp recommendation.
Music type: jazz, blues, Johnny cash (country), classical.