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Mark_M
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Jul 22, 2018
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This or the Aune X7S??
Jul 22, 2018
devolutionary
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Jul 23, 2018
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Depends on your needs. X7S is solid state and will provide a more sterile, uncoloured sound. It includes a balanced out with pretty good power too. This is a tube amp so expect a much more colored, warmer sound. Also heat ;) It does come with a preamp though.
Jul 23, 2018
Mark_M
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Jul 23, 2018
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I don't mind a warmer sound. I'm just not sure I want to get into "tube rolling". I hear it can get expensive. Also what do you mean by preamp? My Micca Origen+ on the bottom says it's a USB DAC and preamp.
Jul 23, 2018
devolutionary
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Jul 23, 2018
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You could potentially pre-amplify another set of powered speakers. Or adequately power something without amplification like a record player. Tube rolling could get expensive but so can buying multiple headphones. Depending on the tubes, another benefit is that they will modify the sound of existing headphones. Guess it comes down to how satisfied you are with the Origen's power. If you're only looking for a clean, neutral sound, the DarkVoice won't be it.
Jul 23, 2018
rainuk
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Jul 23, 2018
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I sent my Darkvoice 336 (not the SE) back as didn't like the build quality. My first X7s I had to send back as had a wonky volume control, the replacement is excellent though. For me the Aune wins on sound, I would rather have the X7s than my Woo WA6 if I had to choose
Jul 23, 2018
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