Quote: It is depending on what amplifier are you looking into. I personally find the Eximus Headamp to be very good but not great. I did a lengthy listening comparison and found the Headamp GS-1 and Larocco Headcode DM to provide a noticeable improvements. For reference, the GS-1 & headcode is widely considered as one of the best SS amps ever made. The GS-1 can be purchased used around 800 USD. If you requrie a one box solution, the Eximus DP1 is impossible to beat.