Great with sennheiser 650. . I brought this for my sennheiser 650 headphones. Listened for years plugged straight into solid state arcam alpha 9 power amp. I wanted to try the valve sound and have a smaller setup as i travel a lot. I was worried it wouldn’t have the power after reading countless reviews. It has transformed the listening experience. The set-up with the stock tubes was very impressive as it is. I upgraded to the mullards m8100, out of interest. The soundstage is immersive and emotional.
Added excellent depth when listening through my akg k702 headphones. Added excellent depth when listening through my akg k702 headphones. I use this for fine tuning home recordings with the headphones.
My brother gave me one of these for christmas and its gorgeous. I’m still burning in the valves but so far thr sound is crisp and powerful. The amp came well packed with the valves secured in the foam wrapping but the manual could be a little more expansive, especially if you want to get to the jumpers. And it looks great next to my fatman valve amp. Here are the specifications for the Little Dot I+ 6JI X2 Tube standard Hybrid Headphone Tube Amplifier [Electronics]:
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Wow just simply wow im in shock this is fantastic. Let me start by saying that i really love my audio and have a vast music collection on both cd and vinyl. I dont download much although i do use spotify for when im on the move. I wanted to add a headphone socket to one of my linn amplifiers. I was serching for the best route to go and considered a few solid state options from both chord and project. I have heard so much about classic valve amps and how they add detail and warmth to your music. I had never heard of little dot and dont normally take a gamble especially consider the unit was so cheap as well as considering the price of many i would say audiofile amps. Little dot is not as unknown as i initially thought as there as many reviews and discussions about their products online. This is what lead me on this path and im glad i choose to take a gamble and purchase this fantasic amp. The sound is simply amazing.
Good headphone amp, noticeable sound quality improvement over my asus xonar essence stx sound card. Music is more natural and detailed really noticeable with vocals and instruments. – switched tubes to mullard m8100’s, better bass and mids but not a massive improvement over stock tubes. Easily drivers my hifiman he-400i and denon ah-d2000only downside is the packaging is naff, just a brown cardboard box.
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- WOW just simply WOW Im IN shock this is FANTASTIC!!!!!!
- Great little performer at an excellent price
- Great with Sennheiser 650.
This is a great headphone amp. This is a interesting little headphone amp made in china, i myself i find the chinese make some great items, the sound is good for the money if you have budget headphones like akg 702 or other £500 headphones this amp is a safe bet, i found the sound very good nice tight bass treble a bit bright, but for less than a £100 you cannot go wrong.
Very nice little piece of kit. Comes with a kettle lead socket in the back, and with a uk 3 pin lead as well. If you don’t get the uk lead then just swap it with the thousands of kettle leads you have accrued over the years from old pc’s, monitors, kettles, rotel receivers etc. If your missis made you chuck them all out 2 weeks before you bought this then deduct the cost of a trip to maplins from her housekeeping + the lead. Seriously, i don’t see the point of wasting time typing about how it didn’t come with on that had a uk plug on it. In the 70’s you had to put on on plug on everything you bought, people these days expect the moon on a stick. I’ve just spent 5 minutes typing, complaining about people who spend 5 minutes typing complaining. It’s a great sounding thing, i listen to lots of d’nb so i ‘rolled over’ – whatever that means – (think it’s a code that audiophiles use for ‘swap’ – just to make them sound intelligent and with it man) to some voskhod ‘toobs’ and i have to say that the ‘toobs’ that i bought off fleabay cost an extra £25 for the pair but the sound difference is incredible. Of course, if you’re more into mellow or classic it’s a good thing to look up the mullards ( cue al murray -great british name,). The instructions for ‘roll overing are very clear regardless of what the redneck on yootoob would have you think, and all you need is a screwdriver and a semi functioning brain to set the switches to your desired configuration. There are folks on here that have asked the question on how the amp comes apart.
Got this for my grado sr325is. Based on reviews everywhere people saying its a good match and the tubes will smooth the sound, not for me. I have tube rolled, changed the opamp and still find it too bright and bass light.
Great amp ready for tube rolling. I listen to flac files and tidal from my pc through a fiio dac and akg k550 or sennheiser hd598 headphones. The sound is great, but i’ve always wanted to try a valve amp. After much research and reading, mainly on head-fi, i settled on the ld 1+ and what a good choice it’s turned out to be. Now that the stock 6ji tubes have burned in it’s time for a review. The sound is definitely warmer than directly through the dac and it effortlessly drives the two sets of headphones which are both low impedance. Bass is powerful enough for me without overwhelming the rest of the music and mids and trebles are clear and detailed and the soundstage is wide with good separation. I’ve now ordered some 408a and mullard tubes and will be tube-rolling to see what difference it makes to the already good stock sound. I may even change the opamp as i’ve read that this too can bring improvements. All round a great headphone amp and at this price it was first choice for me.
It’s a great value for money product. I found it as a huge improvement in comparison to headphone amp builds in marantz cd5001. I’m using this amp with akg k-550 cans and sound is fantastic. Standard chinese tubes are quite good but soundstage is small and bass is bit flat. Nonetheless it’s a good starter. However there’s a lot of tube choice for this amplifier and they can be sourced very cheap if you look good enough. I’ve replaced stock tubes with pair of old soviet military tubes for peanuts price and sound just blew my mind. Matching pairs aren’t that important as you may think as long as they’re nos. To summarize, great little amp with loads of possibilities to upgrade, tube choice will make your head spin and it’s just a start, you can play with transistor op amp as well.
Little dot i+ 6ji x2 tube standard hybrid headphone tube amp. The little dot 1+ is amazing, straight out of the box with the stock chinese 6j1 tubes, it sound far better than the headphone socket on the amplifier or cd player, but then they are a token gesture even on the middle of the road arcam hifi kit i am using. The ld 1+ has a wider sound stage with a warmer sound. I have been reading up on tube rolling and so purchased some mullard ef95 family m8100 tubes and these produce a better bass and sweeter treble with a sound stage that is not only wider but more three dimensional and with more detail. I am currently waiting for delivery of some russian voshkod 6zhp-ev tubes which are superposed to be awesome for their sonic ability. The headphones i am using are the fantastic sennheiser hd650, but then having said all that audio is subject to personal taste, but i think the ld 1+ is a fabulous bit of kit for the money paid.
Great little performer at an excellent price. I’ve taken a few months to get used to this little gem and i am still absolutely delighted with it. I switched the stock valves out for a pair of mullard valves and the sound improved noticeably. I use this amp in my home office between my laptop as the audio source and various different sets of low impedance headphones. So far it has performed beyond all expectations. I would recommend this item to anybody needing a head phone amp for a similar desk-top laptop + headphones set up. You will not be disappointed.
Cannot recommend this little amplifier enough. Superb sound from this headphone amp if you buy please change standard tubes for mullard 8100. Cannot recommend this little amplifier enough, buy and try the best £100 pound you will ever spend works great connected to my primare cd ang akg 702 headphones.