Looking to buy a new headphone amp in a couple weeks time. Headphones are HD650. I've also got some HD600 that I use occasionally.
Soundwise - something musical, smooth, refined etc.
Budget is £200-£350.
From all the recent research I’ve just done the DarkVoice seems to be the one to go for especially if you want the full valve sound.
Bottlehead crack and WA6 are way over the top for price and the DV seems to be every bit as good. Two simple mods on headfi and on here caps to stop hum and shunt pot. Advantage of DV is a load of valves to roll to suit your listening tastes. I have both senny cans and a Beyerdynamic 880 all seem to work well this amp.
If you want trannies try the heed can. I use the BD’s and AKGs when I borrow my mates heed and they are supper with it sennies a bit bright for me with the heed.
Bit of an update just tried out a HD83 from world audio used to be called world audio design. Check em out on the web and on here. It’s set up for high impedance cans and I’m using sennies Brilliant deep deep base and pin sharp treble but very ruthless if you got a bad track.
This may be my choice for the right price ATM, but if as everyone say the DV is better I don’t know. The DV is certainly cheaper if bought new about half the price of a WD kit. I’d be happy with either, all I can say the 83 is very good and used one is worth thinking about.