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Incredible Performance and Value

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Pros: Amazing, summit-fi sound, inexpensive replacement tubes

Cons: Headphone inputs on the top of rear panel (if you care about that)

Disclaimer: I purchased this amp after auditioning it at Canjam Socal.  This is my honest review.   The ampsandsound Kenzie Headphone Amplifier is simply an incredible-sounding headphone amp.  It offers amazing performance at a fair price, with a lifetime warranty.   I had been looking for a replacement for my Oppo HA-1 for quite a while.  I had recently upgraded my DAC to a Schiit Gungnir Multibit and was on the hunt for what I thought would be a balanced amp; probably a Schiit Mjolnir 2 or something similar.  I wanted to be able to tune my sound with tubes and had grown slightly bored with the down-the-line neutral take that the HA-1...
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The Sennheiser Momentum: A Great Piece of Design.

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Pros: Gorgeous mids, great extended bass, no sibilance.

Cons: slighty lacking in treble "air", earcups won't comfortably fit larger ears, a little bit more definition in the bass would be nice.

Intro      The Sennheiser Momentums are my favorite pair of headphones that I own (including UE700's and the Senn HD650's).  I started a quest last year after buying a pair of (at that time) Monster Beats Solos.  Yeah, I bought into the hype.  I'm not gonna start a Beats-hating review here; suffice to say I wasn't satisfied, sold them, and looked elsewhere.  After weeks of reading reviews, going back and forth and hand-wringing over which pair to buy, I settled on the Ultrasone Pro-900's.  While I loved the 900's ultra-high resolution bass and extended treble, the mids weren't doing it for me; voices and guitars sounded too distant for my...
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