On all my albums I hear new details. I can hear singer’s breath, sounds produced by the hands movement on instruments, small noises in the audience. Reverberations of the sounds persist longer in time.
(Burson Headphone Amplifier HA160 with Sennheiser HD800)
It is more than a week since I received the Burson HA-160 Headphone Amplifier. Since then the HA-160 is powered on all the time. I listen at least 5 hours per day to a lot of jazz, rock and classical music.
This is my first Burson product and I’m very impressed about the quality of components used and case solidity.
The sound produced by HA-160 through my Sennheiser HD 800 is pure joy.
HA-160 reveals the finer details of sound. On all my albums I hear new details. I can hear singer’s breath, sounds produced by the hands movement on instruments, small noises in the audience. Reverberations of the sounds persist longer in time.
Music sounds effortless and natural.
Powerful bass, smooth mids, extended and crystal clear highs.
Plenty of clean power, with the Sennheiser HD800 the volume control sits at 9 to maximum 10 o’clock.
What pleasantly impressed me is while very detailed the sound coming from HA-160 is very enjoyable and non-fatiguing after long listening sessions.
Many HA-160 owners commented about the similitudes between HA-160 sound and tube amplifiers sound. I don’t have any experience with tube gear sound but I listened to some high rated SS amplifiers and I can say that HA-160 produces a very special and listenable sound.
I’m very happy with HA-160 and I intend to upgrade my Xindak DAC-5 with Burson discrete OPA, low noise regulators and low jitter clock.
Thanks Burson team for a great product.
I used to work in a little musical workshop where they repaired equipments. I must say that was were I got exposed to Sennheiser equipments. They are awesome.
Nice post BTW :)