Top 10 Best Tube Headphone Amps
for September 2021

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T20 Bluetooth Tube Amplifier Stereo Receiver 2 Channel Class D Digital Mini Hi-Fi Power Amp Preamp Compact Integrated Headphone Amplifier for Home Passive Speakers with 6J4 Vacuum tubes + Power Supply

Fosi Audio T20 Bluetooth Tube Amplifier Stereo Receiver 2 Channel Class D Digital Mini Hi-Fi Power Amp Preamp Compact Integrated Headphone Amplifier for Home Passive Speakers with 6J4 Vacuum tubes + Power Supply

by Fosi Audio
What We like

Small simple compact design but practical and powerful, Hi-Fi Bluetooth amplifier receiver exclusively designed for the customers who pursue HiFi sound;

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Product Features

  • Power amp + Headphone amp, perfectly suited for your desktop or a smaller space in your home or office, digital amplifier is easy to connect to your audio system with no software to install or settings to change;
  • Adopt 2 x 6J4 tubes to get clear audio sound, tubes can be replaced by 6K4, 6J1, GE5654, 6AK5, 61, 6BC5, 403A/B, EF40, EF95 and so on, with headphone output for 16-64ohm headphones.
  • CSR64215 wireless Bluetooth 4.2 core support aptX low latency, Streaming range up to 39ft(12m), With Bluetooth and AUX selector, no pop when Bluetooth connecting;
  • 50W RMS X 2 power output(4 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.04% THD), built-in speakers protection circuit, best for outdoor/ bookshelf/ computer/ desktop /ceiling /floor standing speakers, can use iPod, Phone, MP3 players, TV, Echo Dot, CD players, or Streaming Media players as input;

Adopt 2 x 6j4 tubes to get clear audio sound, tubes can be replaced by 6k4, 6j1, ge5654, 6ak5, 61, 6bc5, 403a/b, ef40, ef95 and so on, with headphone output for 16-64ohm headphones. 50w rms x 2 power output(4 ohms, 20 hz - 20 khz, 0.04% thd), built-in speakers protection circuit, best for outdoor/ bookshelf/ computer/ desktop /ceiling /floor standing speakers, can use ipod, phone, mp3 players, tv, echo dot, cd players, or streaming media players as input; Power amp + headphone amp, perfectly suited for your desktop or a smaller space in your home or office, digital amplifier is easy to connect to your audio system with no software to install or settings to change; Csr64215 wireless bluetooth 4.2 core support aptx low latency, streaming range up to 39ft(12m), with bluetooth and aux selector, no pop when bluetooth connecting;

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Monolith Tube Amp Headphone Amplifier - Black with ESS ES9018 Sabre Chip DAC | Impedance Selector | Tube Sound

Monolith Tube Amp Headphone Amplifier - Black with ESS ES9018 Sabre Chip DAC

Impedance Selector, Tube Sound

by Monoprice
What We like

Impedance selector: optimize performance for your headphones! The impedance selector allows you to perfectly match the amplifier to the headphone impedance, ensuring that the ideal power is being utilized for any pair of headphones. The impedance can be set to one of five impedance groups, from 16 to 600 ohms

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Product Features

  • ESS Technology: The ESS ES9018 Sabre chip uses the patented 32-bit Hyper Stream DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator to bring out the best in your digital recordings. The USB receiver is the Navitech SA9227. It supports all sample rates up to 384kHz/32-bit and is clocked by two onboard oscillators.
  • Volume: sets the volume level for your headphones. | Input: selects the line in1, line in2, or USB inputs. | impedance: match the output impedance to your headphones for optimal sound quality. | headphones: 1/4" Tars output for headphones, compatible from 16 to 600 ohms
  • POWER: Powers the amplifier on or off. | LINE IN 1: 3.5mm TRS input for analog audio sources. | LINE 2: Unbalanced stereo RCA inputs for analog sources. | PREOUT: Unbalanced RCA preamplifier outputs that let you utilize the DAC with an external power amplifier. | USB: USB Type-B input connector for connecting your PC or other digital audio source.
  • Tube Sound: The Monolith Headphone Tube Amplifier utilizes a powerful 6N5P dual triode tube coupled with an output transformer for the output stage. Many competing designs only utilize a large electrolytic capacitor on the output, which degrades sound quality. Dual 6N3 tubes are utilized for the input stage and can cross over to US equivalents 2C51 or 396a. The 6N5P crosses over to a US6080 or 6AS7.

Tube sound: the monolith headphone tube amplifier utilizes a powerful 6n5p dual triode tube coupled with an output transformer for the output stage. many competing designs only utilize a large electrolytic capacitor on the output, which degrades sound quality. dual 6n3 tubes are utilized for the input stage and can cross over to us equivalents 2c51 or 396a. the 6n5p crosses over to a us6080 or 6as7. Power: powers the amplifier on or off. | line in 1: 3.5mm trs input for analog audio sources. | line 2: unbalanced stereo rca inputs for analog sources. | preout: unbalanced rca preamplifier outputs that let you utilize the dac with an external power amplifier. | usb: usb type-b input connector for connecting your pc or other digital audio source. Ess technology: the ess es9018 sabre chip uses the patented 32-bit hyper stream dac architecture and time domain jitter eliminator to bring out the best in your digital recordings. the usb receiver is the navitech sa9227. it supports all sample rates up to 384khz/32-bit and is clocked by two onboard oscillators. Volume: sets the volume level for your headphones. | input: selects the line in1, line in2, or usb inputs. | impedance: match the output impedance to your headphones for optimal sound quality. | headphones: 1/4" tars output for headphones, compatible from 16 to 600 ohms

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Nobsound 6P1 6.8W x 2 Vacuum Tube Power Amplifier; Stereo Class A Single-Ended Audio Amp Headphone Amplifier Handcrafted (with Headphone Amp Function)

Nobsound 6P1 6.8W x 2 Vacuum Tube Power Amplifier; Stereo Class A Single-Ended Audio Amp Headphone Amplifier Handcrafted (with Headphone Amp Function)

by Nobsound
What We like

It has a classic and graceful appearance. The VU meters and vacuum tubes makes it more elegant and attractive.

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Product Features

  • This amplifier adopts transformer parallel output to reduce its internal resistance by half and achieve doubled improvement on its power.
  • This Class A single-ended vacuum tube amplifier adopts hand welding to ensure the true reality of the sound quality. This version has headphone output, which suits for 32-600 impedance all kinds of headphones. The toggle on the front panel is to switch between speaker and headphones. Please connect your speakers (both 4 and 8) to 8 and 0 posts.
  • Using antimagnetic transformer covers to shield current interference and achieve much lower static noise.
  • Its sound output is full of analog style. The bass part is deep and powerful and the vocal part is sweet and intoxicating.Its sound output is full of analog style. The bass part is deep and powerful and the vocal part is sweet and intoxicating.

This amplifier adopts transformer parallel output to reduce its internal resistance by half and achieve doubled improvement on its power. Using antimagnetic transformer covers to shield current interference and achieve much lower static noise. This class a single-ended vacuum tube amplifier adopts hand welding to ensure the true reality of the sound quality. this version has headphone output, which suits for 32-600 impedance all kinds of headphones. the toggle on the front panel is to switch between speaker and headphones. please connect your speakers (both 4 and 8) to 8 and 0 posts. Its sound output is full of analog style. the bass part is deep and powerful and the vocal part is sweet and intoxicating.its sound output is full of analog style. the bass part is deep and powerful and the vocal part is sweet and intoxicating.

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Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Hybrid Desktop Tube Amp - Audiophile Headphone Stereo Amplifier (CTH), 8.3 x 9.1 x 2.2 in, Black

Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Hybrid Desktop Tube Amp

Audiophile Headphone Stereo Amplifier (CTH), 8.3 x 9.1 x 2.2 in, Black

by DROP
What We like

Versatile outputs connect your way with an RCA input and both 4-pin XLR and in (6. 3 mm) TRS headphone outputs.

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Product Features

  • Included Components: Switching Power Supply That Handles 100240 Vac (Add Plug Adapter For Your CountryS Outlet)
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Ideal for Planar magnetic headphones engineered to deliver the right amount of current for Planar magnetic headphones and the optimal voltage drive for dynamic headphones, The CTH gives you the most out of any headphone.
  • Sturdy CNC-milled aluminum chassis made from high-grade CNC-milled aluminum with a bead-blasted finish and silicone pads on its feet, the CTH is built strong and styled to fit any stack.
  • Connector Type: 1/4-Inch

Connectivity technology: wired Built by legendary amp engineer alex cavalli from audio legend alexa cavalli, the cth hybrid amp combines a solid-state section, a tube-amp section, and an entirely new circuit design for unparalleled audio performance. Smooth and natural tube sound the cth amp comes equipped with a 6922 vacuum tube, which amplifies signal to create a smooth, natural, and resolving sound with precise detail and just a touch of tube character. Sturdy cnc-milled aluminum chassis made from high-grade cnc-milled aluminum with a bead-blasted finish and silicone pads on its feet, the cth is built strong and styled to fit any stack. Connector type: 1/4-inch Ideal for planar magnetic headphones engineered to deliver the right amount of current for planar magnetic headphones and the optimal voltage drive for dynamic headphones, the cth gives you the most out of any headphone. Included components: switching power supply that handles 100240 vac (add plug adapter for your countrys outlet)

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Schiit Vali 2+ Tube Hybrid Headphone Amp and Preamp

Schiit Vali 2+ Tube Hybrid Headphone Amp and Preamp

by Schiit
What We like

You only need a single tube, so tube rolling Vali 2+ is easy and more affordable.

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Product Features

  • Vali 2+ is the most affordable and versatile tube hybrid amp on the planet. Enjoy lovely tube sound without tons of noise.
  • All your needs are covered with preamp outputs for your powered monitors or speaker power amp.
  • Vali 2+ delivers plenty of power for hard-to-drive headphonesand also provides the low noise you need for sensitive cans.
  • 115V, USA plug. Intelligently designed and built in California, USA.

115v, usa plug. intelligently designed and built in california, usa. All your needs are covered with preamp outputs for your powered monitors or speaker power amp. Vali 2+ is the most affordable and versatile tube hybrid amp on the planet. enjoy lovely tube sound without tons of noise. Vali 2+ delivers plenty of power for hard-to-drive headphonesand also provides the low noise you need for sensitive cans.

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P1 Bluetooth 5.0 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Hi-Fi Valve Headphone Amplifier Wireless Receiver Audio Decoder Preamp USB DAC APTX

Douk Audio P1 Bluetooth 5.0 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Hi-Fi Valve Headphone Amplifier Wireless Receiver Audio Decoder Preamp USB DAC APTX

by Nobsound
What We like

Classic 6J5 vacuum & valve tube can provide warm retro tube sound. It can be replaced by 6J1, 6J4, GE5654, 6AK5, 61n-EB.

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Product Features

  • It supports Bluetooth/USB/RCA inputs from various devices like iPod, Phone, MP3, TV, Blu-ray players, Echo Dot, CD players, computer etc.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 supports APT-X, APT-X LL lossless transmission. PC-USB supports 24bit 192KHz and is compatible with Windows/Mac/Linux system
  • P1 is a Bluetooth vacuum & valve tube preamplifier and headphone amplifier. Headphone output is 160mW @32 and is suitable for 32~300 headphones and headsets.
  • Treble & bass control can achieve different sound style. Bypass function can suspend the tone control circuit to achieve purer music experience.

P1 is a bluetooth vacuum & valve tube preamplifier and headphone amplifier. headphone output is 160mw @32 and is suitable for 32~300 headphones and headsets. It supports bluetooth/usb/rca inputs from various devices like ipod, phone, mp3, tv, blu-ray players, echo dot, cd players, computer etc. Treble & bass control can achieve different sound style. bypass function can suspend the tone control circuit to achieve purer music experience. Bluetooth 5.0 supports apt-x, apt-x ll lossless transmission. pc-usb supports 24bit 192khz and is compatible with windows/mac/linux system

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Little Bear B4-X Portable Dual-Mono Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier; Mini Balanced Audio Headphone Amp B4 Upgrade Version

Little Bear B4-X Portable Dual-Mono Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier; Mini Balanced Audio Headphone Amp B4 Upgrade Version

by Douk Audio
What We like

High-end making material and craft: using gold-plated socket, original nichicon electrolytic capacitor, original DALE resistors and precision ring resistance. Prompt and courteous customer service.

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Product Features

  • Mini size and unique design: built-in tube makes you have a tube amplifier which can be held by one hand, convenient to carry and can enjoy HiFi music everywhere. Full, delicate and soft sound: warmer than transistors, independent op amp and power supply inhance the SNR and degree of separation, less interplay and higher sound quality.
  • B4-X adopts 2 groups of independent power supply(+12V and -12V) for 2 op amps, less mutual effects and can drive 300 headphones. The circuit adopts dual op amp parallel output, with higher output power. B4-X has 3.5mm and 2.5mm 2 kinds of output interface, suitable for most of balanced and standard headphones.
  • The difference between B4 and B4-X: B4-X is a dual-mono balanced version. Its left and right channel are amplified by independent components, and power supply, tubes, and op amp are all independent and symmetric. So the degree of sound separation is higher than B4.
  • With built-in battery protection circuit: battery lets your listening feast without time limitation. It can't be turned on during charging and will power off automatically after fully charged, and charger LED will turn to green.

b4-x adopts 2 groups of independent power supply(+12v and -12v) for 2 op amps, less mutual effects and can drive 300 headphones. the circuit adopts dual op amp parallel output, with higher output power. b4-x has 3.5mm and 2.5mm 2 kinds of output interface, suitable for most of balanced and standard headphones. The difference between b4 and b4-x: b4-x is a dual-mono balanced version. its left and right channel are amplified by independent components, and power supply, tubes, and op amp are all independent and symmetric. so the degree of sound separation is higher than b4. With built-in battery protection circuit: battery lets your listening feast without time limitation. it can't be turned on during charging and will power off automatically after fully charged, and charger led will turn to green. Mini size and unique design: built-in tube makes you have a tube amplifier which can be held by one hand, convenient to carry and can enjoy hifi music everywhere. full, delicate and soft sound: warmer than transistors, independent op amp and power supply inhance the snr and degree of separation, less interplay and higher sound quality.

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Bravo Audio Ocean Mini Valve Class A Tube Headphone Amplifier

Bravo Audio Ocean Mini Valve Class A Tube Headphone Amplifier

by Bravo Audio
What We like

Small and powerful. Looks great as well

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Product Features

  • All required input/output jacks for connection to any audio source (ipod, laptop, iphone etc)
  • Class A Headphone Amplifier with Aluminum case to help dissipate heat
  • Powerful Tube sound for Audio players

Powerful tube sound for audio players All required input/output jacks for connection to any audio source (ipod, laptop, iphone etc) Class a headphone amplifier with aluminum case to help dissipate heat

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Little Dot I+ 6JI X2 Tube Standard Hybrid Headphone Headphone Amp Pre-Amp Tube Amplifier (LDI+)

AIMPIRE Little Dot I+ 6JI X2 Tube Standard Hybrid Headphone Headphone Amp Pre-Amp Tube Amplifier (LDI+)

by AIMPIRE
What We like

Little Dot I+ 6JI standard offers versatility and incredible sound quality in a tiny footprint

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Product Features

  • Little Dot I+ 6JI standard is a hybrid transistor-vacuum tube headphone amplifier

Little dot i+ 6ji standard is a hybrid transistor-vacuum tube headphone amplifier

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LOXJIE P20 Full Balance Tube Amplifier Headphone Power Amplifier (Black)

LOXJIE P20 Full Balance Tube Amplifier Headphone Power Amplifier (Black)

by LOXJIE
What We like

Military grade 6N3 electronic tubes and carefully tuned circuits.Powerful drive circuit up to 600mW at 64 .

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Product Features

  • Aluminum CNC,very fine workmanship.
  • Use relay for mute control.Humanized operation with memory function.
  • Fully balanced headphone amplifier,including balanced input interface.
  • Hi-End volume control NJW1195 produced by JRC Japan.

Fully balanced headphone amplifier,including balanced input interface. Use relay for mute control.humanized operation with memory function. Aluminum cnc,very fine workmanship. Hi-end volume control njw1195 produced by jrc japan.

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