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RE: Looking for a good headphone amp

If I were looking for a tubed HP amp, Woo would be where I'd start. At a much lower price point, you might also consider the Dark Voice amp.

Headphones - bought Focal Elears a few months ago. Replaced HiFiMan 560s. The first HP I've heard that I enjoy as well as speakers. Clean, clear, dynamic, easy to drive, well made, comfortable. But pricey.

Some factors to consider - open or closed, hard to drive?, comfort, reliability. Dynamic or planar. HiFiMan wires are torturously awful. Elear wire thick as a extension cord. Ugh. So find how people rate wires. Aftermarket can be expensive.

Senn HD600s seem to be a standard reference HP that's stood the test of time. You could start out in much worse (and more expensive) places.
The 600s paired with the Dark Voice would get you in a very nice place for not a lot of $$.

Some good YouTube channels to check out for reviews, etc;

Currawong
Inner Fidelity
HeadFi
Z Reviews
Lachlan Likes A Thing
Aomic

Best of luck.


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