Don't get pissed about the double post, I moved this from the Headphone Amp section. Mod's can delete the other thread. So I've been enjoying my Mimby+Neve RNHP combo for the past few months but I suffer from a severe case of upgrade-itis. I broke up with my girlfriend so guess what? More money for audio gear. I'm looking to get into the $1k amp bracket but I am willing to go up to $1500. I've listened to tube gear (nothing super high end) and I think I prefer solid state but again, I'm willing to consider tube options. So far I'm looking at the following options: Burson Conductor V2: https://www.bursonaudio.com/products/conductor-v2/ Violectric V200: http://violectric-usa.com/headphone-amplifiers/hpa-v200 Lake People RS 08: http://violectric-usa.com/headphone-amplifiers/rs-08 Cayin IHA6: http://en.cayin.cn/products_info?itemid=91 Anything else I'm foolish for not considering? DAC will most likely be the Bimby (unless its really not much of an upgrade over the Mimby).