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Jackula
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None of these options provide the ideal power output for a HD6XX, though the O2 and Magni will be good enough for most people. HD6XX will always scale with more power.
Power wise: Magni > O2 >>>>>> Dragonfly.
However power quality is different again, I've never heard the Dragonfly but I can tell you the O2 is a better amp than Magni, watt for watt. Though only slightly. But the Magni outputs a lot more.
Personally I do prefer the O2 over the Magni at this price point.
Aug 14, 2017
Kbaum
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Headphonia notes the dragonfly red works well with the HD 650. I started with the black and was satisfied. I'm now using the black with a littledot 1+ with Russian tubes. Great combo.
Aug 14, 2017
Jackula
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Everything work well with the HD6XX because they are very forgiving, but only a few have optimal power delivery for these.
Aug 14, 2017
Kbaum
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My combo is still in the shallow end of the pool. I noted improvements at each stage though. I also added bestintheverse cables, which cleaned things up a bit, more than I thought it would, and opened up the treble. The Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH) looks interesting as does the the dark voice. In my case I'm trying to do the best within my budget.
Aug 14, 2017
Jackula
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Improvements going to a Little Dot from the Dragonfly is definitely expected, and for awhile, you'll find an incremental improvement each time you give them more power. The DarkVoice will probably be better than the Cavalli due to its higher output impedance and tube OTL status.
Aug 14, 2017
Kbaum
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Thanks, I'm trying to stay focused on my headphones, but I also have a speaker based system. My thorens turntable can use a new, better, cartridge. Massdrop makes things easier in someways, but very distracting in others. In the mean time I'm really enjoying my headphone set up and downloading/ripping my music in flac.
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