Why choose RebelAmp?
RebelAmp _(Z Reviews)_ Love Letter to Class-A💗
It makes all my headphones sound pretty!
RebelAmp is fantastic and should be a top pick
It gives me a warm feeling, on these cold streaming streets
This amp is made in haven. Wide, creamy yet detailed, it is a pleasure to use. It works great with both dynamics and planar headphones; works very well with HD 600, T50 and even Arya sound good. Does it power Arya to their full potential? No, you will need a Master 9 or Phonitor XE for that, but for 25% of that price you get a really good sound. This is a must have for everyone who enjoys music. It totally fixed Zen Dac bright sound and and also improved WA-6SE tube amp when used as pre between Zend Dac and WA-6SE. As a side note I do believe it is a small change when you max out Rebel Amp and use the pre from Zen DAC. To me it sounds like it takes away that creamy sound, and push a little bit more texture. Sounds very good ether way, you can pick and choose whatever sound you prefer.
I was pleasantly surprised how good and musical this amplifier sounds with every headphones I own!
RebelAmp has lively, punchy sound and nice sweetness in every frequency. It has good soundstage and layering, and it doesn't hide any detail in music. The treble overall has nice spark, but it is easy to listen. The bass is warm, but luckily not too warm or muddy. With my Zmf Verite C the bass sounds big and a lot more detailed than with my Garage1217 Project Polaris or Tor Audio Roger. I think the pairing with Verite C is excellent and I keep getting goosebumps. Audeze LCD-2 Classic works well too and RebelAmp finally woke up the bass in my Dan Clark Audio Aeon 2 Closed. I couldn't be happier!
My B-stock unit was pretty much flawless (meaning I didn't find any reason why it was sold as B-stock). The build quality is great and I must also give some praise for the smooooth volume knob. :) All the positive reviews here are well justified.
This amplifier sounds great it is spacious with good width, depth and gives good punch as well, my HD 6XX, and HD 660S never sounded better. It has enough power and it feels much more powerful than its specification. It drives Fostex TR50s without problem. It is loud enough with HD 6XX on Medium gain @ 50% volume. I am using it with Ifi NEO iDSD as DAC but sounds great with Fiio M11 and JDS Element II as well. It is very enjoyable and musical and I prefer it over Topping A90 which sounds very narrow in comparision to Rebelamp. I am happy that they decide to go with bit unual colour but I really like it. Thanks guys for this great looking and even better sounding product !
Sounds Amazing, and It will power everything from my IEMs to my Argons with out any problems.
Just received this, and I am very impressed! Coming from a Gilmore Lite mk2 (with the new Golden Reference Power Supply), this thing ticks all the boxes the mk2 couldn’t. First of all, the RebelAmp is warm while the Gilmore Lite mk2 is dark (“warm" here meaning more of a full, rich sound, “dark” meaning dampened or rolled off in the highs), its soundstage is wide open and clear while the mk2 is more closed off and aggressive, has more of a bass "bloom" rather than the mk2’s bass kick and sub-bass impact, but most importantly, it has this incredible sense of dynamic range that makes the music sound completely free and lifelike, while the mk2 is just compressed in comparison.
I’ve literally only been listening for a few minutes, but had to submit a review because this thing is blowing my mind. Trust the reviews! If you are familiar with even higher-end amps, I can’t comment. But as far as a step up (or even side-step) this is really an incredible experience. Finally I don’t need my tube amp to actually ENJOY the music. Thanks Yurii!!
I tried to purchase the rebel amp and I saw there was no shipping to where I live. Then Yurii from rebel audio sent me an email asking the reason why i didn't finish the check out: they found a way to send it to me. Marvelous customer service!
The SOUND I get from every pair of headphones I own is exciting and different. There are details in music I never noticed before. Many years passed when I couldn't find pleasure in listening to music: it was a dull experience. Well, I'm excited about listening to music again. I get those long forgotten goosebumps from the rebel amp!
Thank you, rebel audio.
Very good job! I love it! Molodci,krasavci,umeete delat veshi!
Get one and hold onto it! It provides a really engaging listening experience. Warm, dynamic, fluid, but still forward sounding with wide soundtage and holographic imaging.
Look at the reviews on youtube! Both Zeus and Max are right about this amp.
Nice build quality. Extra points for daring to make it a different than black, or silver. The emerald green is nice but a bit immature. I would have made it royal blue ( like Asus Zenbooks). It would be an easier match with the usual colors.
Coming from two rather analytical amplifiers, I wanted something more colored/relaxed sounding. I looked at some options, several tube amps for example. Eventually I decided to get the RebelAmp which I knew about because of Zeos. I gotta admit, the looks of that thing played a big role in that decision. Now that I've had this thing for a few weeks, I can confirm following aspects:
The RebelAmp looks gorgeous.
It has great build quality.
They have more than enough power for my Hifiman Arya (35 Ohm but 90db sensitivity).
A slight boost in the mid-bass and smoother treble make the sound warmer.
Now something that I'm not really sure of is that it possibly also made my headphones sound wider. Might be a slower decay in the sound.
As all my expectations were meet, I can say these were 500€ well spent.
This is my first headphone amplifier, so I have nothing to compare it to. It does it’s job (amplifies audio) well and drives my headphones. I really like the look of it as well, looks great on my desk.
Just remember to get a 3-pin power cable for when your amplifier arrives as this does not come with a one (as per the product description).
Hello sweet people,
Started out hifi with a RME ADI-2 FS DAC and headphone Beyerdynamic 1990 DT Pro. I knew the RME Dac was good and I could use its DSP to tweak the Beyer to my personal taste, it produced an overwhelming nice 2-dimentional audio portrait on the RME headphone outlet post, I was simply baffled.
But after a while I could figure things can improve, somehow. Despite only few reviews of the rebel-amp on the net I jumped in, lo and behold this added that lustering 3rd dimension to the music and lesser-to-non of necessary DSP, only +2dB bass for my ears. I consider the headphone stage of the RME as good, but the core business of the RME is imho the DAC functionality, and the core business of the Rebel-amp the headphone stage, now both working in the best of their talents together.
My total hifi investment is now 2k€. For this particular level of sound it is an economic responsible investment and subscribing to the rebel mentality ;)
On the net I've read some persons want more horsepower decibels, I do not completely understand, even on LOW and my 250 Ohm Beyer I've never crossed 1 o'clock! This is on USB feeding the RME DAC.
I do find however using the Toslink feeding the RME I suddenly have to increase volume a lot on the RME so it's output signal into the RCA lines keeps equally healthy.
I suppose if people have a issue with moderate sound volume, to check if they are not feeding the rebel-amp inputs with too low a signal strength. The green box itself is able to blast your brains into the neighbourhood no problem.
PS: receiving the rebel-amp had me paying extra 123€ on EU-import taxes (to Belgium) per UPS. Rebel-amp carries an EU-make sign yet border officials saw a straw to milk me some, but this is fastly forgotten when current feeds the green wonder of blissful sound, it makes me very happy.
Its like slathering a thick spread of class A Ukrainian butter on your toast (but with headphones).
If you are looking for an alternative to THX amps, this is it.
It sounds more fun and spacious which I like after 3 weeks of use.
I wish it had more power as it puts out 1W into 32ohms
Paired it with ADI-2 dac FS and used DT1990 pro and HD650
Here's hoping for a more powerful and improved amp in the future!
Sounds great. Drives Hifiman he560 very well and low self noise with more sensitive dynamic phones. A nice bonus in a speaker setup is it makes a great preamp to a Schiit Aegir.