World Premiere Review! Wells Audio Milo Headphone Amplifier $1699 Review
January 5, 2019 § Leave a comment
“At $1699, I don’t think I have ever encountered an amplifier boasting the level of performance offered by the Milo. In fact, I’m fairly certain one would have to climb up into the neighborhood of $2500 to $3000 to get an amplifier with similar levels of sonic prowess. For owners of hard-to-drive planars like the HE1000, LCD-4 and especially the Abyss AB-1266, the Milo will help you tap into the deep levels of musical dynamism hiding beneath the surface in your flagship orthos. I certainly have not come across a similarly priced option that can unleash the beast within the Abyss quite like the Milo can. What’s more, the Milo will help you discover previously unknown levels of performance from mid-priced orthos. Really, do yourself a favor and pick up a used HiFiMAN HE400 for $200 bucks, plug it into the Milo and see what happens. Or break out that old HE500 or LCD-2 that has been sitting in your closet. The Milo will reward you handsomely with better sound than you ever knew your old headphones were capable of.
In terms of value, this is unquestionably one of the very best dollar-for-dollar bargains in all of high-end audio today. The amp just rocks, no two ways about it. If you have hard-to-drive headphones, are looking for a solid state amplifier and it is within range of your budget, the Wells Milo is an easy recommendation.”