The Schiit has arrived !! thanks HZ for quick delivery/competitive price & warranty. The BQ is solid with solid brushed aluminium cover which is a single U shaped piece with Schiit logo ecthed on it, I bought this to drive my power hungry Hifiman HE-560 and it does it's job so well. The output has solid weight and the already wide sound stage of HE-560 feels even more wider and the instruments are so well seperated, I don't have a matching DAC yet and I am currently feeding it through my ifi micro iDSD DAC/AMP combo bypassing the amp section, hoping it will become much better with a proper desktop DAC. This is my first full sized Desktop Amp, so cannot compare it with any thing. There is plenty bass and detail when I feed it from my Laptop/ifi micro iDSD DAC with my music running on foobar 2000 and just the low ends 55Hz & 77Hz boosted by 4~6 db and rest all frequencies at 0 db boost. The midrange opens up only after the AMP warms up for atleast 10 to 15 mins and the high frequency is smooth with plenty of detail and instrument seperation. Read in many forums that changing tubes can make it more sweet sounding, so hope for the best and I am also looking forward to get the LISST tubes to see how it sounds on a full solid state set up. One warning though which you can read in almost every review it gets bloody hot, so much that you have to watch out to even touch the volume knob at times. I am sure that the components can withstand the heat..we have 5 years warranty :) Overall I am very happy I am looking forward to get the add ons like a better DAC/different tubes and test different headphones...ha ha..the buying never ends...:)
Great with iFi Micro iDSD as DAC and Beyerdynamic DT880 600 Ohms as also Sennheiser HD598. Efficient service and delivery.