I know quite a few people here have experience with amps in this range. Most of the summit-fi headphone amps tend to be over $2000, but a lot of us wish upon a star that we can pay half and get all of the performance. This is a pipe dream, but maybe we can help steer people toward or away from known quantities with a list. Ground Rules: You should be able to find these commonly under $2k New, fully assembled These should be available to purchase now, not discontinued If it's an all-in-one or multi-function unit, the headphone amplifier section alone should be worth $1k+ and the total cost should be under $2k Once we get enough input and samples, I'll separate the units into categories and include prices and product links. If impressions are available from a trusted source, I'll include a link to those impressions, and the amp will be categorized as "Recommended" or "Not Recommended." Anything that's listed based on speculation or randos rather than trusted impressions will be in its own category. For now, I've just gathered a big list of amps with the help of the community and will start looking for trusted impressions. If you know of any, please send me a link. WARNING This list has not been sorted for value. Some of these amps are horrible or overpriced. This is NOT currently a list of recommended amplifiers. Tube ampsandsound Kenzie (Ice-man positive impressions) ampsandsound Leeloo ampsandsound Mogwai (@Luckbad likes it, @gbeast likes it) Analog Design Labs Svetlana 2/3 Apex HiFi Sangaku (hybrid) Auris Audio HA2-SE Cayin HA-1A MK2 (hybrid) Cypher Labs Sustain84 Decware Zen Triode Dragon Inspire IHA-1 Elekit TU-8600 300B SET Amp ENIGMAcoustics Athena A1 (hybrid) Feliks Audio Euforia (Note: Recent price increase might push it beyond $2k for some) Fosgate Signature (hybrid?) Icon Audio HP8 MKII iFi Audio Pro iCAN (hybrid) (@Torq likes it) Linear Tube Audio MZ2 Mapletree Audio EAR+ HD (< $1000) Mapletree Audio SugarMaple (< $1000) Schiit Mjonlir 2 (hybrid, < $1000) Schiit Sagaheim (Hybrid: Jotunheim + Saga) (@atomicbob likes it, @Luckbad likes it) Schiit Saga + Vidar (Hybrid, Caution: Speaker taps, only for bonkers cans like HE-6) Woo Audio WA2 Woo Audio WA22 Woo Audio WA6-SE Solid State Audio-GD Master 9 Auralic Taurus MKII Bryston BHA-1 Burson Audio Soloist (Noted as terrible by @PacoTaco) HiFiMAN EF-6 iFi Audio Pro iCAN (hybrid, can be run solid state) Lake People RS 08 (TheIceman93 positive impressions) Luxman P-200 M2Tech Marley Meridian Prime Neurochrome HP-1 RME ADI-2 Pro / ADI-2 DAC (@Cspirou) Schiit Ragnarok Sennheiser HDVA 600 SPL Phonitor 2 SPL Phonitor E SPL Phonitor XE Trilogy 931 Violectric Audio HPA V200 (David De Lucena negative impressions) Wolf Ear Audio Natayo The Chopping Block Eddie Current Black Widow: No longer available EMAC 535SE (unavailable?) Lynx Hilo (all-in-one--amp section worth $1k?) Earmax Sliver Edition: Components can't possibly be worth the asking price. Friend, feel free to correct me. Cavalli "Super Hybrid/Mini Crimson" (Not happening now that Cavalli retired). Edit: Actually, it did! It's the Liquid Platinum! And it's under $1000! ECP Torpedo III (hybrid, nearly unavailable new). T4 is out now and a bit over $2000. Bottlehead Mainline (DIY only) Crackatowa (DIY only) Glenn Studio OTL (virtually unobtainable, very long wait) RME ADI-2 Pro/ADI-2 DAC. Excellent DAC section, amp section not $1000.