I've been looking at Schiit Valhalla 2 specs and this is what puzzles me: how is it even possible to hear the "tube sound" with current crop of super-low noise/distortion/output impedance OTL headphone amps? Which is a great engineering feat by itself, but if the alleged "tube sound" is produced by certain harmonic distortions, how is it even audible with measured THD figures being so low?
I'm writing this in "Sound Science" as the similar question in the main forum produced a ton of over-emotional and less so informative feedback, if you know what I mean. Many people got simply upset. And it was kind of expected, but I honestly didn't want to troll... Subjectivist crowd is very sensitive.
Edited by madwolfa - 6/2/14 at 12:06pm