Which AMP for my HD800

Discussion in 'Headphone Amplifiers' started by Alam, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Alam

    Alam Casual Listener

    Jan 4, 2017
    Hi Folks,

    I am looking to update my existing gear and have come across two products that I think may be suitable

    1. Chord Hugo TT £1400
    or 2. Sennheisher HDVD 800 DAC+Headphone amp £1500-£1650

    Chord Pros: Class leading DAC and good build

    Cons: no balanced XLR for my headphones and it is a mobile unit with on board power supply

    Sennheisher HDVD 800 pros: Balanced XLR for separation, on-board DAC and can add good mains to it.

    Cons: DAC not up to Chord standard not many reviews online, seems to only work better with their own product which is not preferable if I buy different Cans.

    Appreciate any input.... Cheers
  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Obsessive Auditor

    Jul 3, 2011
    Charleston South Carolina
    Oh, I think you got the idea. I'd take the Chord, and then after some time, maybe find a valve (tube) amp to run off the DAC.

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