Hey All, Time has come for a headphone amp! I picked up the HE-400i cans on sale a week or two ago and i'm running them into my Parasound P5 for late night listening when I don't want to blast my speakers. I find that I need to crank the P5 pretty high to get the volume I want out of them...i'd say close to 3 o'clock. I feel like I hear some "noise" when I go that high? Artifacts...distortion...I'm not sure what the description would be. Or maybe I'm just hearing some of the surface noise of my record that I don't normally observe from my loudspeaker listening? Anyways - I'm hoping a headphone amp should increase my sound quality overall. Considerations: -I will also have HD6XXs coming later in the year from a Massdrop I just joined...ideally the amp will be a good choice for both sets of cans -I don't think I need a DAC included...the P5 DAC is pretty solid and I listen to mostly vinyl anyways -Black chassis would look the best with my rig...but I can make due with the silver look of Schiit as well I was looking at: -Schiit Asgard, seems like it would be "good" for both sets of cans...but maybe not perfect for the HD6XXs -Schiit Valhalla, they have a limited black one which would be sweet...but a lot of comments about being a very bad choice for the planar cans -Massdrop Alex Cavalli CTH, although this ends in like...2 hours...so I'd have to make a call pretty quickly Thoughts?