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Choosing a Headamp

Amps for Your Headphones

Okay, so you want a headphone amp. The problem is, we have a whole bunch of them! And there are tubes and solid state, and high powered options to choose from. So, how do you pick the best amp for your headphones? Well, let's boil it down by model:

Magni+ or Magni Heretic, $109. When we say "this may be the only headphone amp you ever need," we really mean it. Magni will drive pretty much any hard-to-drive headphone out there, with 2.4 watts of power into 32 ohms, while being dead-silent with sensitive in-ear monitors.

Choose Magni for:

Most bang for the buck
Most headphones, from IEMs to planars
A complete desktop system with preamp outputs

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Vali 2++, from $149. Want to get a taste of great tube sound, without the wallet-exploding price? Vali's for you. It's a very serious tube amp, with a class-leading power supply, low noise for efficient headphones, and high power output for hard-to-drive headphones.

Choose Vali for:

Great tube sound, at a very low cost
The ability to "tube roll" and change the sound
Most headphones, from IEMs to planars

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Midgard, $219. Simply the highest power, best measuring fully discrete amp we've ever made, and with Halo topology, can improve performance at the headphone itself.

Choose Magnius for:

Equal high power from 4-oin XLR and 1/4" headphone outputs
Fully discrete with Halo™ topology mixed-mode feedback
All headphones, from IEMs to planners

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Valhalla 2, from $399. Now we get 100% tubes, and more arguments about whether tubes sound better or not. We don't get into those arguments. We will say that tubes sound different. Some people like tubes, and some people don't. Valhalla 2 is a great tube amp that works very well with a wide range of headphones. 

Choose Valhalla for:

100% all-triode gain stage
High-impedance headphones 
Some high-efficiency, low-ish impedance headphones

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Lyr+, from $599. The most-advanced desktop-sized amp we've ever made, with relay volume, microprocessor management, remote control, and the ability to run with or without tube. Yes, that's right...feel free to play with tubes, but never worry about them ever again!

Choose Lyr for:

Unique Fusion Topology tube or no-tube gain stage
Perfectly matched relay volume, microprocessor protection, and remote control
Plenty of power for any headphone

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