So i was in search of a better amp for my HD800S. I currently use a Micro iDSD black label, so it will be used as the dac in combination with the new amp.
I am basically searching for a warmer amp to get more bass and warmth out of the HD800S. A tube amp would be ideal but i fear that the transients would be on the slower side (?). Half of the music i listen to is tehcnical metal, so it needs to have fast transient due to the fast nature of the music.
I have have heard good things about those amps with HD800S:
- Feliks Audio Echo
- Violectric V200
- Auralic Taurus MKII
My main gripe was that the Vio and the Taurus seem to be the higher tier amps, and so whike the Echo may have give a warmer and more “lush” sound, they may still perform generally better than an Echo.
Budget is around 400-500 euros (i can get the aforementiond amps all for about 400-500) Out of the 3 which of these would you consider the best? Other recommendations are obviouslty welcome!