- Oct 27, 2006
- STL area
Yeah, the all in one boxes don't compete with dedicated headphone amps that have some investment put to them. By that, the Hilo has a pretty good amp but it's an opamp. I don't think it's as good as say the ZD, a well made SP, DNA, GSX, etc. But then those amps are more than the HIlo. The 800s, T-1 and HE-500 performed very well on it but I've heard them sound better on the better amps. Speaker amps do very well on those headphones. The USB on the Hilo is XMOS and while I've not really compared high dollar converters, it was better than my HiFace.