Originally Posted by immtbiker
I am not a man of means, although my tastes are way above what I can afford. A couple of years ago, $1300 would have been in the upper range...but now, I would consider it, a middle of the range headphone amp.
Rudistor's RP6-DQ is about $500 more, and the RP010 is about $4 grand.
The Maestro and Stealth are $3k. A modded Cary, or an Angstrom, or an Egmont is in the same range. You get my point. The amp options are tremendous, now, and so is the price range.
The problem is (and this happened to me), is that when you buy an amp that is built for 1 type of load, when you change cans, you're screwed.
I have not heard the RP33 yet, but one of it's attributes is, that it has 2 headphone jacks for a range of impedences.
GoRedwings19 has a good point of asking "how it sounds, with a variety of cans", because most of us headphone lunatics, have more than one pair of headphones...and will continue to buy and sell, until we find our "perfect" setup.
A money back guarantee, and a risk free at home trial, is a wonderful way, for us to safely try things, other than at meets, for 20 hours, and make proper decisions on expensive purchases.
EDIT: Sorry for the redundancy about the 2 jacks issue, I was writing the post while watching the Jets get killed by the Patriots, and Sovkiller answered while I was in the middle of my reply.
Guru if the apology was directed to me, I gladly accept it, just to show my good faith in humanity, but please do not keep on digging on the same, I have never stated anything that could be out of your, nor anybody standards, all what I have stated was IMO and according to my limited experience, and was stated as such. What is wrong is reading such posts, we read those everyday here, for the future choose another monkey for your jokes or commnets, or use the PM service, it would be a lot more appropriate, and if you convince me that I'm wrong, I will be the first in gladly accept it, and modify my posts....not the first time, BTW
Runningwater I'm not an expert but according to what I have read, and see in the practice, usually the problem with the high/low impedance issue is becasue of the lack of voltage or current at the jacks, this ususally is a problem with tube amps, connected on OTL, not enough current, or with small amps running out of batteries, of small PSUs. I don't think that this amp will have any problems driving any load, it has two extremelly big PSUs capable of let the amp work with any load, it shows very good performance with the CD3000, I don't see any reason for other less picky headphones not to work fine, K-1000 aside, as usual, but anyway for sure, let's wait....