I got my WooAudio3 this Friday.Hi dudes, I got my WooAudio3 this past Friday.
I only had a chance to listen to it for one session of about 3 hours.
So far I like it alot.
I haven't owned a headphone amp. before, so I can't compare this amp.
to other amps. available in the same price range.
I currently have a pair of Sennheiser HD600 headphones to pair with this amp.
In the past, when I used to listen to my headphones without an amp.
I was very dissappointed. The way my headphones used to sound when
I had them plugged directly into my Stereo receiver. Was that the music
sounded very flat and dull, but my Sennheisers do sound good in the sense that the highs, mids, and lows don't have a noticable holes or drop in sound level in any frequency range. After doing my research and reading many post by you Head fi dudes. I felt a headphone amp. may solve my headphone problem.
Getting to the point on this headphone amp.
The headphone amp. looks exactly like it does on the WooAudio webpage.
The amp. feels very solid and well built. I tryed peeking through some of the vent holes to see the insides. Everthing looks very clean.
After listening to this amp.
What I noticed, is that a headphone amp. has it's limitations. It can't make a bad recording sound good and it can't make regular headphones sound like you are in a live stadium audience. At least in my music listening system.
Also, the bass you might hear in a pair of killer full range floor standing speakers that hits you in the chest or makes your plates rattle in the kitchen.
You won't find that here, with a pair of headphones and an amp.
On the sound, it did make my headphones sound clear. It's like a filter that was making my headphones sound bad, was removed. The music sounded more in your head. There wasn't more bass or more highs, but the highs sounded cleaner. More like they should sound.
I have been very excited about my headphone amp. today I went out and bought some Monster Cable Interlink 300 MKII. I sure hope they make my headphones sound even better now. One thing I did notice is that I do enjoy listening to old CDs with this new amp. Because things sound better and different now. As far as coloration goes, I noticed it does sound a little different. I would describe it as listening to a record versus a CD player.
Not that there was a loss in detail in the music, which you might expect from a record player, but CD players tend to sound more sterile and cold.
In the end, so far I am happy with my purchase and I need to spend more time learning the suttle characteristics of my new headphone amp.