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Top 10 Best Tube Headphone Amps
for July 2022

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

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

by Nobsound
What We like

Exquisite appearance with proper size, blue and orange light decorating vacuum tube, makes it fashionable and attractive, bringing wonderful auditory and visual enjoyment, very suitable for home and desktop audio system.

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Product Features

  • With 3 kinds of audio input(Bluetooth/USB/RCA) and 2 kinds of output(RCA/3.5mm headphone), P1 can be used as HiFi tube Preamp, USB DAC or headphone amp with HiFi clear, warm, dynamic, sweet tube sound, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 (QCC3034) supporting APTX-HD lossless transmission. PC-USB (CM6642) supporting 24bit 192KHz and compatible with Windows/Mac/Linux system, matching well with many audio devices such as iPod, Phone, MP3 players, TV, Blu-ray players, Echo Dot, CD players, etc.
  • Adopting NE5532 op amp+classic 47 headphone amp architecture which can drive 32-300 ohms headphones, and a bypass switch is specially designed to turn on/off the tone control, more convenient to enjoy original sound or obtain more delicate sound with treble and bass control knob, adding much fun and higher playability.
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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

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

by Fosi Audio
What We like

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;

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Product Features

  • Small simple compact design but practical and powerful, Hi-Fi Bluetooth amplifier receiver exclusively designed for the customers who pursue HiFi sound;
  • 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.
  • QCC3031 wireless Bluetooth 5.0 core support aptX and aptX HD, 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;
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Dared MP-5BT a Stereo Vacuum Tube Integrated Amplifier,Hybrid Amplifier, Bluetooth Connection,USB/DAC Input, Headphone Output, Pre Output,25Wx2,with Tubes 6N11,6N21,6E21

Dared MP-5BT a Stereo Vacuum Tube Integrated Amplifier

Hybrid Amplifier, Bluetooth Connection, USB/DAC Input, Headphone Output, Pre Output, 25Wx2, with Tubes 6N11, 6N21, 6E21

by Dared
What We like

HEADPHONE AND SPEAKER OUTPUT ,PRE OUTPUT:The Dared MP-5BT has an output power rating of 25 watts per channel and has a 3.5mm headphone output for personal listening. This amp can drive most home stereo speakers and can connect with most audio listening devices.

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Product Features

  • PERFECT MECHANICAL STRUCTURE AND ATTRACTIVE FINISH:Visually stunning and built of the highest quality components and materials: The chassis is made of finest stainless steel and plated with a high quality gold finish, flanked by two 1 inch thick wood panels with a lacquered black piano finish. You will not only enjoy the high quality sound, but also the fact that it is a work of art!
  • HYBRID DESIGN: This compact amplifier combines the warm tube preamp section with a solid state class AB power amp section. The tubes deliver warm and subtle music to the preamp section, while the solid state components increases the efficiency and quality of the music.
  • THE MOST POPULAR TUBE AMPLIFIER: The Dared MP-5BP is a best seller and has thousands of satisfied customers from around the world. It is a favorite of music buffs for the past 20 years, not only for its amazing sound but also its amazing quality and visual appeal.
  • LINE-IN ,USB/DAC AND BLUETOOTH INPUT:The Dared MP-5BT tube amplifier supports Bluetooth wireless(supports APTX) for Android, Iphone, Tablets and other streaming devices. You also have the option of a direct line-in.
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Little Dot MK2 MKII 6J1 X 2 6N6 X 2 Tube Standard Hybrid Headphone Headphone Amp Pre-Amp Tube Amplifier (MKII)

AIMPIRE Little Dot MK2 MKII 6J1 X 2 6N6 X 2 Tube Standard Hybrid Headphone Headphone Amp Pre-Amp Tube Amplifier (MKII)

by LittleDot
What We like

Little Dot MKII also gains the driver tube-rolling options from the rest of the MK-series with the ability to roll 6JI, WE403A/B, GE5654, M8100, CV4010, EF95, etc at its factory jumper setting, and with jumper pins shorted, EF92, CV131, and all equivalents and drop-in replacements

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Product Features

  • Little Dot MKII greatly increases sound quality, dynamic range, output impedance, and harmonic distortion
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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

  • 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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LOXJIE P20 Full Balance Tube Amplifier Headphone Power Amplifier (Red)

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

by LOXJIE
What We like

Aluminum CNC,very fine workmanship.

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Product Features

  • Use relay for mute control.Humanized operation with memory function.
  • Hi-End volume control NJW1195 produced by JRC Japan.
  • Fully balanced headphone amplifier,including balanced input interface.
  • Military grade 6N3 electronic tubes and carefully tuned circuits.Powerful drive circuit up to 600mW at 64 .
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AIYIMA Tube T6 PRO Bluetooth 5.0 Tube Preamplifier Hi-Fi Headphone Amp Vacuum Tube Preamp for Home Audio Amplifier Wireless Receiver Audio Decoder Preamp PC-USB DAC APTX

AIYIMA Tube T6 PRO Bluetooth 5.0 Tube Preamplifier Hi-Fi Headphone Amp Vacuum Tube Preamp for Home Audio Amplifier Wireless Receiver Audio Decoder Preamp PC-USB DAC APTX

by YIMA TECH
What We like

Adopt 61-EB tube vacuum design for easy replacement(such as 6J1, 6J2, 6AK5, 6AK5W, 6F31 ,6BA6, 6K4, GE5654, 61,etc)provide warm retro tube sound,With independent gain adjustment design for treble and bass

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Product Features

  • Multiple audio input methods,It Support Bluetooth 5.0/PC-USB/RCA inputs from various devices like iPod, Phone, MP3, TV, DVD players, laptop, desktop computer or other streaming media players etc.,It's a nice vacuum Headphone tube preamp exclusively designed for the customers who pursue HiFi sound!
  • Tube T6 PRO be used as a headphone tube preamplifier,Can Enjoy high-quality lossless music at any time,RCA/3.5mm headphone output(With priority),RCA output to the powered speaker,amplifier & passive speaker,Headphone output is suitable for 16~300 headphones and headset
  • QCC3008 Bluetooth 5.0,Support APT-X,APT-X LL lossless transmission,Signal transmission faster and stable,let your enjoy the HiFi sound!
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xDuoo TA-26 6N5P 6N8P AMP Gold-Plated RCA High Performance Tube Line Out Pre-amp Headphone Amplifier

xDuoo TA-26 6N5P 6N8P AMP Gold-Plated RCA High Performance Tube Line Out Pre-amp Headphone Amplifier

by xDuoo
What We like

Aluminum alloy shell sandblasted texture panel Sandblasted texture panel and solid aluminum alloy case are high end atmosphere, and can effectively resist external interference.

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Product Features

  • Adopt 6N8P tube for pre-amp making voice sweet and exquisite.
  • The Line Out can be used as Pre-amplifier It has one line output, through the tube, and controlled by volume. It can be used as the Pre- amplifier of all kinds of audio amplifier or active speaker, and improve the sound quality of audio amplifier or active speaker.
  • Using 6N5P tube for buffer to bring soft and charming sound.
  • Professional Resistances and Capacitors Gold-plated RCA port for amplifiers or active speakers.
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Nobsound Little Bear FU32(832A) Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier ; Mini HiFi Stereo Preamp

Douk Audio Nobsound Little Bear FU32(832A) Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier ; Mini HiFi Stereo Preamp

by Nobsound
What We like

Mini size with attractive appearance, compact design makes it suitable for desktop audio system.

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Product Features

  • Not only as a headphone amplifier, compatible with wide impedance range(12-200), but also as a preamp for your other power amplifier, convenient and efficient to improve sound quality.
  • 1*3.5 mm stereo jack input, can be connected to computer, CD, mobile phone and lossless player. 2*3.5 mm output can also be connected to digital amplifiers and active multimedia audio devices.
  • Default Beijing FU32 vacuum tube, can be upgraded to GU-32/832; Default NE5532 op amp, can be upgraded to OPA2604, JRC4558, OPA2132, OP275 and so on for enjoying different tones.
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XDUOO MT-601 Class-A 6N11/E88CC High Preformance Tube+ Headphone Amplifer Line Out Pre-Amp

XDUOO MT-601 Class-A 6N11/E88CC High Preformance Tube+ Headphone Amplifer Line Out Pre-Amp

by XDUOO
What We like

Transistor for Class-A amplifier:Adopt transistors for class A buffer, strong output power can easily drive any kind earphones.

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Product Features

  • About Tube + Transistor Hybrid amplifier :Front tube amplifier and rear transistor combine the advantages of two amplifier circuits to achieve the ideal sound effect and make you immersed in the happy atmosphere of music.
  • Tube Amplifier:Adopt double 6N11 tube for pre-amp, making voice sweet, and exquisite. Can be replaced 6922, E88CC and other tubes.
  • Adopt 6N1 1/E88CC tube for pre-amp, making voice sweet and exquisite. Adopt transistors for class A buffer, strong output power can easily drive any kind earphones.

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