Should it be the proverbial ‘straight wire with gain’, or should it shape the sound and add something positive to it? Those were the questions I had when I encountered the Wells Audio Dragon headphone amp. It’s a large device – a hybrid solid-state and tube amp with a large transformer.
I listened to pure analog music and a lot of high-resolution digital recordings to see how it fared and compared it to other tube and solid-state headphone amps. My conclusions are in my upcoming Dragon review here at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity.