Apogee Groove Review – Give Your Music More Groove
If you haven’t heard about Apogee, it means that you’re not a passionate audiophile. Or, you haven’t been one for the last three decades. This manufacturer has a sort of cult following among audio aficionados. And the reason why this is the case is that Apogee makes fantastic headphone amps.
Of course, Apogee’s flagship amps come with pretty unpopular price tags. But, if you don’t want to spend more than a few hundred dollars, we have a headphone amp to recommend – Apogee Groove!
To find out why this headphone amp might be your perfect choice, you need to take a look at its specs.
Features of Apogee Groove
- USB 2.0 connection – You can use this amplifier to enhance the music coming from your computer, regardless of whether it’s a Windows PC or a Mac. Groove is suitable for audio files up to 24 bit and up to 192 kHz.
- Constant Current Drive – Thanks to this feature, Apogee Groove is suitable with almost any kind of headphones.
- Aluminum body – Not only does it make more rugged, but the fact that the body is made of aluminum means that there won’t be any EM interferences.
- Small size – Because it’s small and lightweight, Groove is a portable amp in true sense of that word.
- No batteries – This amplifier does not use any batteries. Instead, it gets its power via USB from the device you’ve connected it to. This means that it will work until the battery on your smartphone/computer runs out.
Pros & Cons
- Portable – It’s small in size, very lightweight, and most importantly, gets its power not from the battery but from the device you’ve connected it to.
- Compatible with a variety of devices – The 2.0 USB connection means that you will be able to connect it to a PC or laptop, no matter which operating system it’s using. And if you use an adapter, you will be able to use it for your smartphone as well.
- Price – When you consider the price/quality ration, Groove is not expensive. But, we would still like it more if its price were at least slightly lower.
Groove is a charming little amp, ideal for audiophiles who want to get a better audio quality when listening to the music on their laptops or smartphones. Unfortunately, Groove does not belong to the category of cheap amps, but if music plays a big part in your life, you definitely should not think too much about its price.