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post #31 of 33
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Originally Posted by ekjellgren View Post

Very greatful for all your answers!

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Are you interested in a hybrid tube amp that you can do tube rolling (tube swapping) with? The Little Dot I+ is not a lot more than the Vali, and then you can experiment with changing tubes. Also it will look more impressive in your office because people will see the tubes (unlike the Vali) biggrin.gif

Here is the discussion thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/348639/new-hybrid-amp-by-little-dot-i

Then check out all the tube rolling discussion for it: http://www.head-fi.org/t/348639/new-hybrid-amp-by-little-dot-i

I used to own it. I can definitely see why people liked it. I just preferred slightly better accuracy over the tube coloring.
post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


Glad to help smily_headphones1.gif

Are you interested in a hybrid tube amp that you can do tube rolling (tube swapping) with? The Little Dot I+ is not a lot more than the Vali, and then you can experiment with changing tubes. Also it will look more impressive in your office because people will see the tubes (unlike the Vali) biggrin.gif

Here is the discussion thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/348639/new-hybrid-amp-by-little-dot-i

Then check out all the tube rolling discussion for it: http://www.head-fi.org/t/348639/new-hybrid-amp-by-little-dot-i

I used to own it. I can definitely see why people liked it. I just preferred slightly better accuracy over the tube coloring.


Have you tried the Aune T1?

post #33 of 33
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Reading this from Headphonia M/M test

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I can dedicate an entire page to headphone combinations that I think will sound great with the Schiit Combo, but I am going to encourage you to ask questions instead. Headphones that are smoother sounding should sound really nice here, sets like the Sennheiser HD598, Sony MA900, Hifiman HE-300/500. I’d avoid bass-heavy headphones, as well as sets known for great soundstage depth. The Schiit Combo just doesn’t cut it in those areas. If you prefer to use the bassier headphones with these little pieces of Schiit, I recommend investing in a Digizoid Zo2 or using Foobar2000’s Bassexciter DSP.  If not, you are going to miss out with the Basshead headphones. This $200 DAC and amp Combo becomes more like $250-275 when you factor the need for higher quality RCA cables for use with expensive headphones, as well as a decent USB cable for the Modi. My cheap Monoprice RCA interconnects sound atrocious with the Magni and Modi. Despite that, I enjoyed the hell out of them both. I prefer the Magni and portable player much more than with my USB DAC. The reason is because the USB DAC line-out method generally relies on the amplifier to provide the low end, and the Magni does not have the low end to do justice with the Ortho headphones or anything bassy. Beyond that, the sound staging qualities are not up to par with the Schiit Asgard, so it doesn’t go well with spacious sounding headphones. However, again I enjoy the Magni+HE400 and HE500 when I am using my Cowon J3 portable player as a source. It has a magnificent EQ and puts out excellent bass. Without that extra boost on the low end, the Schiit Combo will fall very short for use with those bassy headphones.

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Makes me wonder if the Magni suites the Momentums?

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