Portable amp/headphone combo questions...
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| Originally posted by saint.panda |
maybe you should post this in the amplification forum.
Anyway, the Grado 225 is pretty highend already if you ask me. For a portable amp under 200$ you have tons of possibilities.
I'd recommend the Xin Supermini 7.0 (120$new, can be had for much less used) because of the batteries hold literally forever and it is really small. For sound quality you might want to wait for reviews on the new Xin Superdual.
The Meta42 / Pimeta (newer version of Meta42 based on the PPA) is a very good amp and qualitywise above the Supermini imo. Or a MINT is also a very good possiblity (small pimeta)
If you can solder, you could build yourself a clone or a MINT or a Pimeta yourself. the cha47 is also supposed to work pretty well with grados.
and then there's meier-audio's porta corda.
in any case, for 200$ you can almost any portable headphone amp there is (except the really big ones such as the PPA or Larocco Pocket Reference)