The X-CAN v8 is a tube based (dual ECC88 tubes) headphone amp that will happily bring the “hifi” sound to any top notch headphones. It has two headphone jacks on the front where you can hookup two different headphones and listen to either one at your pleasure. Just like how you may have two pairs of speakers in your hifi system where you can switch around with depending on your mood, the time of day etc. Back of the unit has a pair of pass through line in and line out which is very useful if you want to integrate the unit into your current hifi system. The line out is a fixed level and is not controlled by the volume control on the front. So you basically have the line out from your CD player connected to it and from its line out, into your preamp or integrated amp. If you want to use your headphones you can just plug your headphones in and start listening. But if you want to listen through your hifi system, just turn your system on and start listening without having to swap interconnect cables.
Cosmetically, unit looks good with minor scuff marks from use. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack it for safe shipping. Wall wart power supply included.