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RonH
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Dec 11, 2013
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Got mine in last night. Had a quick listen, sounded ok, a bit muffled. I plugged it into my computer and had it play music all night. It sounded better today. I like it already and supposedly it opens up after a few dozen hours, so things are only going to get better.
Dec 11, 2013
LQDForce
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Dec 11, 2013
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Give the tube some time to warm up when you power up the amp. This isn't plug and play, gotta wait at least a couple of mins before you can connect your headphones and tune in to music.
p.s - drop is back !
Dec 11, 2013
sanibuy
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Dec 11, 2013
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Is this amp worth buying? Its not much but still $65 bucks and I don't need it
Dec 11, 2013
LQDForce
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Dec 11, 2013
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That's what we do, "buy shit we don't need". Listen to Tyler Durden ;)
seriously now, this is a great little amp, especially if you're looking for some coloration and warmness out of an otherwise neutral and flat headphone.
This is also a perfect opportunity to experiment on tube amps , tube rolling and DIY in general. Plenty of modding options for these !
Anyway, what is your setup? hp/dac/amp
Dec 11, 2013
sanibuy
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Dec 11, 2013
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I hv a HD650, HE-500, Monoprice cheapo bought today amp: G&W T2.6F tube amp (from a few years back) and a Emotiva Mini-a X100 at my door step right now DAC: Nuforce Udac 1, Emotiva Stealth DC-1 (at door step)
So I don't really need an amp.. this is "just for fun" if I get it.. A little Shopaholic lately as you can tell
Dec 11, 2013
sanibuy
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Dec 11, 2013
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Its gone now.. althought partxpress still has it cheap.. but I guess Schiit Vali would be more suitable for me if I need something cheap to play with.
Dec 11, 2013
TheMightyBroosh
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Dec 20, 2013
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Just wondering if anyone had an opinion on pairing some HE-400's with the V3?
Dec 20, 2013
LQDForce
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Dec 21, 2013
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The Bravo amps are suitable for high impedance and low efficiency headphones. The HE-400 won't work well with the V3, as they are low impedance, high efficiency headphones.
You can get the Fiio E10 if you're really on a tight budget. It is a good starting point if you don't have a DAC.
The O2 is also a great amp for the HE-400 , but compared to the others, its sound signature is more 'audiophile' - analytical, dry, neutral and flat.
If you're looking for a hybrid tube amp just like the Bravo, consider the Little Dot 1+ .
Dec 21, 2013
money4me247
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Dec 21, 2013
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I was wondering why you say that & what your source is. I checked out the specs of the Little Dot 1+, and it is very similar to the Bravo V3.
Bravo V3: Out-Put Impedance: 20~600 Ohm Little Dot 1+: Suitable Headphone Impedance: 8 - 600 ohms HE 400: Impedance: 35 Ohm, Sensitivity: 92.5 DB
The Bravo V3 should handle the HE400 just fine. I am currently using a HE400 w/ the V3 and it sounds great w/o any problems.
If you guys are looking at alternatives, I would recommend looking at these tube amps: http://www.garage1217.com/index.html Has a very similar sexy, naked design =P
Dec 21, 2013
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