I have a budget of around 500$ and wanted to buy myself a new amp(+DAC) that will last me a long time.
I currently use the Audioengine D1 but am very unhappy with the quality. It sounds very harsh and distorts at the highs. All around I don´t enjoy it anymore.
I have the following headphones DT990 (250 ohms), HD6XX and TH-X00 mahagony.
First I wanted to buy the Jotunheim, but I am afraid that it will sound too bright and harsh. Most people claim that tubes sound warmer. So I was thinking about the Valhalla 2, Lyr 2 or Vali 2.
I don´t have the option to try it out and send it back because (depending on the choice) I will import the device from the US to EU. Most amps are sold out for months in the EU-store.
So if you have any experience with Schiit amps (especially the Jotunheim) it would be great if you could share your impressions.