The world's best headphone amplifier?

The world's best headphone amplifier?

There are 5 comments on the CNET News.com story from Feb 22, 2011, titled The world's best headphone amplifier?. In it, CNET News.com reports that:

I've reviewed and auditioned a lot of headphone amplifiers over the years, but Red Wine Audio's Isabellina HPA LFP-V Edition stood out from the pack.

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Glen Roberts

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Mar 18, 2011
I use the Critical Mass Audio amp, ULA2500 V2.0 to push 2 JL W6 subwoofers. This amplifier is the best, I was using an ARC Audio then upgraded to the Audison... but now with the Critical Mass Audio amp it sounds almost 2 times louder and clean. I also purchased the Critical Mass ULA800 V2.0 for the door and rear deck speakers. It sounds so clear and I enjoy every bit of the sound quality. One of my concerns, was power draw from the factory alternator... the best part is that these amps are the most efficient available today. I did not need to buy a second battery or mess with the alternator that is a big plus!!!
I bought them online at a great deal. They make the best car amplifiers...
Mike

Paramus, NJ

#2 Mar 19, 2011
the critical mass amplifiers are out of this world. i used to own a stereo shop in nyc in the 90's and loved using PPI PUNCH ZAPCO and some other hi end brands. today it is much different many companies make amps that look good but sound like crap. now in my 50's and build just for fun, i tested many amps and found that Critical Mass Audio makes the best amplifiers. not to say that other brands are not good, just that these amps are crystal clear and very powerful. for my sub amp i am pushing the ula2500 v2.0 that will pound the VEGA stroker. for the mid and tweeters i will use the critical mass ula800 v2.0 this will push my 3 way components and my 8'' mid bass.i just wanted the best sound, no pretty box or girly designs, just clean power that lasts.
Chris Witty

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Mar 21, 2011
I had Reme from Reme Designs install a nice sound system in my Ford Mustang Cobra. We spoke a bit, and I told him I wanted very crisp and clear sound. He told me to use the Critical Mass Audio RS line of speakers, because they are light weight and sound great. He showed me the RS57 that fit perfect in the factory location of the OEM speakers. They looked great, and they are thin shallow so they fit just about any application. They are made of real carbon fiber and have a 2 inch voice coil and a full neo magnet structure. For the amplifiers we used the Critical Mass Audio ULA2500 V2.0 to power the RS57 in the front and the RS57 in the rear. For the bass I had 2 old school SAS bazooka bass tubes and we used the Critical MASS ULA2500 V2.0 to push the bass.
The Sound system sounds out of this world, the mid's the hi's the low's it all comes together perfect. I cant say enough about the great job REME did on my ride. It sounds great, perfect imaging and very loud if I want to pump it up.
I race my car from time to time, so I did not want to add to much weight.
Mike Muller

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Mar 22, 2011
I like hi-end audio for the home and my ride... as far as car audio goes, I use Zapco and Critical Mass amplifiers. They have never let me down and they sound fantastic. I like to install my systems in my cars, because no one cares about your car or truck more than you. I just purchased an old Zapco amp on Ebay, so now I am ready for the install. The Critical Mass ULA2500 V2.0 mono block amp and the ULA800 V2.0 4ch hifi amp will power the subwoofers and vocals. The Zapco will run all the highs.
AL Dinadio

Paramus, NJ

#5 Mar 26, 2011
The critical mass ula800 v2.0 is one of the best amplifiers I have ever heard, it can push 4 8'' drivers and a set of components. This amp just keeps on going, never gets hot and always sounds perfect. I used to own some of the older model critical mass amplifiers, and I liked them alot, but the new ones have a smaller foot print and they push even more power. These amps are the way to go if you are building a nice quality sound system.

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