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These or the LD MK ii's ???
Are you prepared to go the way of a tube amp?
You start involving more schtuff; tubes, different sound sigs with different tubes, and tube amps are a whole different kettle of fish, when it comes to using them.
This is a solid state amp, which has a totally different sound quality than a tube amp.
Choosing tube vs solid state can often depend on which cans you are powering and what kind of sig you want for them.
Tube amps tend to be more organic and more "liquid" sounding. But not always as accurate and fast. There are trade offs with either type of amp, and they are definitely a case of "apples and oranges", when comparing them.
Before going tubie, it's very wise to do your homework on what that entails. Visiting Headfi for the MUCH info about tube amps would be very valuable, before pulling the trigger on a Little Dot.
This amp here is going to be a much simpler choice for you, if you are not already into tube-amps.
That being said.... I LOVE me some tube amp!
I am a very happy owner of many Woo Audio amps and an avid roller of tubes to match sound sig with music and headphones chosen for a listening session.
I had a Little Dot and found it very electronically glitchy, just as a FYI to you.
Good luck with your deciding!
Thanks for such a well defined illustration, i know the tube and solid state amp diff. So in your opinion the o2 has the highest fidelity?? I have dt 880 premium so i was thinking of a low-budget but powerful amp which can efficiently run a Headphone having 600 ohm impedance.
Well, the specs state 600 ohm, so I believe them.
Plenty of folks who have nothing but good to say about their experience with this little amp.
If it helps, I am seriously considering picking up this amp as a side table amp for one of the rooms in my home.
I enjoy trying different gear, and this has such a good rep, that grabbing one for a reading nook application seems like a no-brainer, especially at this price point.
I CAN attest to the ability of the Schiit to power those dt 880's of yours, as I own a pair of them myself.
I have the t1 Tesla, both v.1 and v.2, which are amped quite happily by the Fulla2.
I do hope I didn't come across as remotely insulting when I spoke about tube amps... I am sort of commenting from scratch, and assuming that there are probably readers that don't have so much experience or knowledge to work with, so I try to be as informative, lucid, and straight-forward as I can be whenever I make a comment.
I honestly believe that this amp is going to be very nice sounding,(based on remarks made by the peeps on Headfi about it, although the config is a bit different, given the Massdrop influence), and very versatile. Probably moreso than the L.Dot might be, as a tube amp is a tube amp is a tube amp, while a solid state amp can be a little more versatile regarding application and just plain portability.
When talking about Solid state amps in general like the schiit magni 2, its well known for bringing out the clarity and detail in the treble region which i would easily prefer pairing with my 650's but i wanted my dt 880 to sound warmer with a softer and smoother treble response which is obviously not spiky or edgy at all but with some electronic music it may sound a BIT BRIGHT but its nowhere sibilant or harsh as some people may define it in that way at least with my fiio a3 and the xonar dg . I basically prefer the mids to sound extremely lively and natural with neutral bass and i dont bother much for the treble even if i lose detail. I just thought of changing the sound of the dt 880 to make it slightly warmer with a softer treble response, also the soundstage is known to get wider with tubes than with solid state amps( particularly in this price range) Because the scalability of this headphone is remarkable. Just needed a tube for listening pleasure !!! And not being too audiophilic...
I hear ya, man!
I tend to pair my T1s with a Woo for all of my classical and acoustic listening, I go to the SS for much of my electronic stuff,(Roach, Serrie, Wollo,Boddy, etc.), as SS is so very complimentary to that sort of thing, being faster and more accurate.
Yes. You would probably acheive your goals with a tube amp for those 880's.
If the LD has the output, you might want to give it a try!
And, as a tubie myself, I can't express how much sonic joy I find in listening to my headphones through a gorgeous tube amp.
Think much cello......
CHEERS on that!
Normal amps don't affect sound. And they totally can't "bring out clarity and detail". Stop it please.
Hd 650 is paired mostly with the magni 2 uber although i haven't tried it on my own. Its somewhat known to improve the treble as stated by some headfi members at least than the LD MK II or any other tube amp, the only reason for bringing here the context of the 650 was to state that the dt 880 and the hd 650 need different amping to sound at at their best.
Trolls suck unless u have a woo audio amp with a dt 800, btw d O2 is a steal at $102. Hands down
AGREED. On all points.
Are you speaking about an O2 that's made by someone else or the one for $80 listed here?
No i was just speaking about some puppies
Just kidding bro, hope u didn't mind that. Believe it or not the schhit magni has a treble emphasis and is not completely neutral, O2 is the same. Both are having slightly recessed mids but bass is awesome. I personally think that the schiit is a better option with slightly
more power ;magni2/modi is somewhat better than the o2/odac but the difference is not night and day, and people on headfi also recommend the same