Audeze Deckard

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Audeze are best known for their range of headphones, which have been favorites of musicians and audiophiles alike for quite a few years now. So if you already own a pair, what could be better than getting an Audeze headphone amp to complete you setup?

Named after the principal character in Philip K. Dick’s cult novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, this slab of sleek metal looks like it is from the future. Instead of cluttering the front panel with a plethora of options and switches, Audeze have gone for simplicity.

This is actually a great feature. In truth, if you are looking at buying a headphone amp, you are probably already listening through fancy software that will allow you to control every aspect of your sound. Why duplicate exactly the same settings on a headphone amp, and give yourself something else to worry about?

The amp sounds great, of course. As a solid-state device, some tube purists will complain that it doesn’t offer the warmth of vacuum tube amplification, but here you can be assured that the sound reproduction is totally accurate.

In addition, this amp has several big advantages:

8.5 Total Score
Audeze Deckard

Audeze are best known for their range of headphones, which have been favorites of musicians and audiophiles alike for quite a few years now. So if you already own a pair, what could be better than getting an Audeze headphone amp to complete you setup?

Durability
8.5
Design
8.5
PROS
  • Not only can you use this headphone amp with your cans, it will also double as a pre-amp. There is a really useful switch on the front of the device which allows you to quickly swap between the modes, so when you are collaborating in the studio you can quickly let your colleagues know what that new track sounds like!
  • The amp is really powerful, delivering more than enough oomph to power even high-impedance devices. In fact, the people we spoke to for this review recommended this amp for those of you who like to use vintage headphones, for which finding a suitable headphone amp can sometimes be difficult.
  • We know it matters to some people, so we will mention that this headphone amp is totally made in the USA. Even if patriotism is not a driving force in your choice of headphone amps, it is nice to know that your device has been produced ethically, and to a high standard of quality.
  • We know we are repeating ourselves, but just look at this amp! The clean lines and fully steel exterior make it look at home in any audio set up!
CONS
  • Very few. The futuristic design of this amp may make the rest of your equipment look a but shabby, of course, but all that means is that you have an excuse for buying some upgrades!
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