Been investigating Headphone Amps over the last few weeks following Xuanqian’s advice with regards to the Altair’s outlet being of “just adequate” quality, and that being true for only the few of the most compatible headphone types as well.
I must admit to being surprised at just how many there are and that headphone listening appears to be an entirely separate branch of “normal” HiFi, I’ve always treated it as a second class citizen or an add on to the main setup that didn’t deserve much consideration or thought.
Looked at Violectric, iFi, Arcam, Schiit, Rupert Neve, Burson, Benchmark, Jds, Smsl, Naim, NuForce, Beyerdynamic, Graham Slee, Lehmann, Musical Fidelity and probably a dozen more, but one tiny unit stood out made by an American company called HeadAmp and appears to be a new take on an old respected design.
So I looked around to see if there were any second hand units because that way if not liked (can’t listen before buying) it can probably be moved on without loosing too much, and a day ago one did pop up on eBay in Germany.
A few questions back and forth now has it on the way via UPS.
So, I was wondering what other Auralic users that are also keen headphone listeners deploy in there systems.