Is it worth Replacing my GilmoreLite Amp for the Objective 02? Help
Aug 2, 2017 at 5:57 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2


100+ Head-Fier
Jun 28, 2001
I was given as a gift an O2 Amplifier from my brother. I have not opened the box since I don't want him to have to pay restocking fees. Here is my dilemma. The Gilmore lite AMP that I have paired with my HD650's is over 11 years old.

So I am wondering since that time it seems alot of advancements have been made in Headphone amps since back then dedicated Headphone amps were only being made by a few companies. So is the Objective 2 Amp more advanced and better than mu old Gilmore lite. IS the Gilmore Outdated compared to the O2.

One thing I noticed with the O2 is it uses a 3.5mm input jack at the front of the unit which dopes not make sense for a deakstop amp. He bought me the Mayflower Desktop O2 Amp, not the portable version. Strange it does not use RCA inputs.

Anyhow any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
Aug 3, 2017 at 1:58 PM Post #2 of 2


1000+ Head-Fier
Oct 29, 2001
That's a nice gift from your brother! Having said that, the Gilmore Lite is a classic. I wouldn't replace it with an O2. In fact, I wouldn't replace it with a lot of amps currently being sold on the market regardless of cost.

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