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I know I had them as well before giving them to my roommate.
    
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The headphones aren't going anywhere, they're just used for my PC. So the amp can sit on my desk or whatever...size doesn't really matter. Is there a difference between portable and stationary in terms of quality?

Where is a good place to shop for amps? The Little Dot MKII/III sounds like a popular choice.
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Is there a difference between portable and stationary in terms of quality?

Where is a good place to shop for amps? The Little Dot MKII/III sounds like a popular choice.
A desktop amp will generally be better than a portable within a similar price range, portables can't really compete with the amount of power/current a desktop amp can provide.

You really need to define a budget if you want decent recommendations, there's no point buying a Little Dot if you're happy spending $1000 as there's much better out there - there's also no point us recommending $1000 amps when you only want to spend less than $300.
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Cap it at $500...a desktop amp that is pretty damn neutral would fit the bill. I plan on using open cans all the time, but don't want the amp to compensate with bass...I enjoy the character of open cans.

Thanks for any and all suggestions!
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A bit above the cap but a WooAudio 6 would be well worth the extra money. You could request when ordered to get 6EW7 tubes which are a bit more airy than 6DE7. They will help to preserve the open-backness of your 595s by providing a wider sound stage.
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There is probably more value in getting a good set of headphones before you get the good amp. This would be subject to circumstance, but generally speaking this holds true.
post #17 of 46
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Well I appreciate the thought, but 595's are considered solid entry/low mid audiophile headphones, besides the fact that they are regarded as very responsive to amplification.

Any other amp options? I've only gotten one real response to look into...
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There is probably more value in getting a good set of headphones before you get the good amp. This would be subject to circumstance, but generally speaking this holds true.
This tbh. Or upgrade the source. For $500 you can do very well indeed source wise, that will include a half decent integrated headphone amp as well. tbh, I'd go the DAC + integrated headphone amp option than have a crappy DAC (source) and a decent headphone amp. for $500, I'd go a DAC + headphone upgrade tbh. Your choice though but me and MintMouse just want you to get the best sound upgrade for the cash.
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This tbh. Or upgrade the source. For $500 you can do very well indeed source wise, that will include a half decent integrated headphone amp as well. tbh, I'd go the DAC + integrated headphone amp option than have a crappy DAC (source) and a decent headphone amp. for $500, I'd go a DAC + headphone upgrade tbh. Your choice though but me and MintMouse just want you to get the best sound upgrade for the cash.
Can you recommend some products? I am rather new to this subculture of audio. I am most likely going to spring on some k701/702's, btw.
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I say forget everything, spend 1.3k and get a grace m902 and be done with it.
    
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