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Not happy with new headphone amp

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neco soundlabs amps are highly regarded and will give you plenty of change from your budget. If you contact him, I'm sure he will let you try one first.


Alternatively, have you thought about making a few mods to your x cans?

Have a browse here: http://www.rock-grotto.co.uk/x-ccessories.html and http://rockgrotto.proboards.com/index.cgi

Mike who runs the forum will be able to modify the amp for you if you don't fancy DIY. He built me a headphone amp (from a Panda kit) and it sounds superb, much better than a Graham Slee for half the price


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Sep 18, 2010
BronC said:
With a budget of £500 you could get a 2nd hand Beyerdynamic A1. That really is a great Class A amp.

One other thing - and this is going to open up a can of worms - it comes with a really good interconnect. Have you thought of getting a better interconnect on your current headphone amp? That may be what is limiting the SQ?
+2 on the beyers, they worked magic with my K702s, too bad the price hurts....but totally worth it.



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