So I have a dilemma, Looking at 2 options .
I really like the look of the Ibasso SR2.
But for the same price I can get a HD650 and an xduoo TA-27. I here the 650 scales really well with tubes.
I currently have edition XS which I love, topping E50, stax sr507 with an arm-t1s. I prefer the XS.
Also have a little dot 1+, topping E50 and Xduoo MT 604.
Any help appreciated
Man , I just couldn’t wait. Ordered both. And I said Hifiman edition xs was my end game. Nothing is ever end game with this hobby. But the anticipation of getting what I just ordered. Lol worth it every time
I would say this: if you want a tube amp and want the best headphones to test tubes then you get a HD650/HD800.
BTW, I’m listening HD650 right now on Mainline and this is absolutely amazing setup.
Thanks for that, I will give my impressions when i receive.
Then deep dive down the whirlpool of tube rolling…
Looking forward to your impressions. I just visited the Auris Audio HQs, and they had a whole bunch of headphones there. The only real upgrade over the SR2 I found was the Meze Audio Empyrean Elite…
Where will you post your impressions?
I will post here.
I read your great review on here and head-fi, one of the reasons i bought them.
Also just received a RNHP amp, hoping its a good pairing!
You got me excited for ya! Tell me how it sounds with the RNHP amp.
Thank you for the kind words, means a lot =)
Idk if you are following the SR2 (unofficial) thread on Head-Fi, but I post there about all the observations I notice the more I use them. Just a couple of days ago I posted commenting a clear difference between a brand-new pair and a broken-in pair.
To be a bit vulgar, I think I can say that my SR2 lost its virginity a couple of days ago
It took its time to get to me but the SR-2 is Fantastic. I can believe with a bit of time it will open up beautifully. Very nice with the RNHP but even better with the xduoo MT 604. I have an Asgard 3 and a hifiman EF400 on the way which could work very nicely together. With the SR 2
I will give more impressions after longer listening time.
Been away on holiday and came back to some nice surprises.
hifiman EF 400
Asgard 3 and MDR-Z7 are second hand from buyee japan where i regularly buy stuff.
as the condition is always exceptional.
looking forward to a busy evening!!!