Hi all !
Well I’m a tube enthusiast that’s going to buy my first " HiFi Headphone setup. Always been listening through speakers and such!
I’ve have tons of tube gear, tubes etc , but never been doing any listening through headphones.
I’m kinda of a sub / bass junkie at the same time as I’m a big fan of classic, acoustic stuff with huge soundstages. All in all high quality produced music & sounds.
Question’s as follow, to make long story short !.
I’ve been looking for a while and found following AMP + DAC combo and wonder what thoughts you have or other recommendations. " I’m looking for some really good stuff for tube rolling " Mainly Double Triodes ", ecc81, 82, 83, 12au7, at7, ax7 & other equivalents.
Budget estimate: 1K - 1.250K USD more or less,
HEADPHONES + DAC + AMP
DAC: S.M.S.L MP200. |
AMP: xDuoo TA-20. |
HEADPHONES: .?. |
For headphones I’m kinda lost, because i have zero possibility to try stuff ( living in a small town ). I’m willing to pay around 4 - 600 euros. And im looking for " Planar Magnetic’s " that produces deep bass, punchy mids , wide living soundstage , fine vocals, somewhat smooth treble , and i like to play at loud volumes, without feeling fatigued. But I really prefer thick, thumpy ,solid sound with really good dynamics as there’s a lot of different elements going on at same time in the genres i prefer.
I also would like my cans to be able to play quick & fast sounds , as im listening to quite allot of " drum & bass " without stuff getting muddy and blending together. Feels hard to explain
Well hope anyone has some input …
Best regards !