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I joined the previous drop. As for a DAC / AMP Combo, my #1 option is the FX Audio DAC X6. Also got great reviews as well.
But i heard that HD 6XX loves tube amps. So i'm also looking for a tube amp that wouldn't be too expensive.
I'm eyeing on the SMSL T2 and Nobsound MS-10D MKII (with bluetooth).
Any feedback from those Tube Amp or recommendation for other cheap Tube Amps? TIA
I have an SMSL T2, and while I've seen some folks say it powers 250-300 ohm headphones just fine, it seems way underpowered with my Beyer DT880s (250 ohm), and before I'd spend $159 on the Nobsound, I'd probably go with something like a Schiit Vali 2 (for $149, and I'd suspect better customer service). The SMSL is a slick little amp for the money when combined with the right cans (neat looking design as well):
Thanks for the feedback, i would want the Vali 2, but unfortunately, it's not available here in my location, i would end up spending more because of tax and shipping. feelsbadman
Oh heck, yeah, I didn't factor in the possibility of you being outside the US. The Massdrop CTH (Cavalli) looks pretty incredible, though now you're over $300.
Yeah, that's not going to work. I'll get REKT by wifey.
No. It doesn't loves tubes. That is audiophile BS. Any amp with greater than 1 Vrms output should be sufficient to power it.
Fk! I've been watching too many youtube i guess. Maybe it's time to visit the hub. LOL
Sound is a really subjective thing. Tube Amps noticeably distort the sound, which depending on the tube amp, and even the individual tubes in said amp, CAN have a pleasing effect on the sound.
But that's something you purchase and/or try AFTER you have a good solid state amp that can power these sufficiently. That being said, some believe a Schiit Fulla 2 will power them. I have an Aune Stack (X1S amp/dac and X7S balanced Class A) that I'm going to be running with it, personally.
But yeah man, good luck!
Thanks for the input man. I'll go solid state. Plus i realized the "REAL" tube amps are expensive AF.