portable amp or amp/dac that sounds like valves?
Jul 21, 2021 at 5:15 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

magicalmouse

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hi i am looking for a portable headphone amplifier or amp/dac that has or can be made to (firmware) sound like a valve amp (or even be a valve amp) ie lush and immersive.

I have looked at cayin and woo but too expensive and little bear (too short battery life and other issues) - any ideas, i only use 3.5mm single ended.

I have a cayin n3 pro and want to replicate the triode sound with an amp or amp/dac for use with my laptop and other daps.

thanks

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Aug 3, 2021 at 7:40 AM Post #3 of 4

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Personally I still find chord mojo a very strong candidate - to me it is warmish sounding with lush mid. It can be a quite dated product but it is a very powerful package put together in such small form factor. The battery could be an issue but there are a lot of work-around to make more of a permanent desktop setup.

I have not tried ifi products but I am not sure if they will give you the sound that you've described.
 

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