The type of amplifier I am looking for is: a portable (battery-powered) tube or tube-sounding amplifier. Preferably with built-in bluetooth+DAC, but I’ve got a FiiO BTR5 which I can theoretically use in lieu of a built-in one.
Headphones/IEMs I use:
- Focal Radiance
- ZMF Verite Closed (or will do soon!)
- Drop+Sennheiser HD6xx
- HiFiMan Sundara
- Moondrop Blessing2
- 64 audio Tia Fourte Noir
My price range is: Any - I just want it to sound good.
I like to listen to: Most everything.
I will be using them for: Travel & listening in my home away from my dedicated DACs/AMPs.
I’ve looked at:
- The Douk Audio Little Bear B4-X - I really like the size of this and the fact that it’s portable.
- The Woo Audio WA8 - This isn’t as portable (size-wise) as the Little Bear B4-X, but supposedly sounds tubey-ier and lasts longer. No balanced output.
Neither of these devices have built-in bluetooth, although the WA8 Eclipse does have a built-in DAC.
Are there any other devices I should be considering? Is there some other non-tube device that still sounds somewhat tube-y that I should look at?
Edit1: Apparently I can’t complete sentences properly.