Originally Posted by Tiemen
Hmm, you want a wide soundstage too. Then forget the Q40 I mentioned before, and grab the Sony MDR XB700.
The D2000 hardly isolates and needs a good amp IMO. Without it, they sound harsh in the highs, and boomy in the lows.
X2..no amp they suck...in my opinion, not that hot with an amp if you ask me, want mine op?
Well, although simplistic, the creek obh21 will drive both sets great, abot 375 dollars, if you wnat to spend more, other options exist, but I've heard many phones through it (it's not mine) and it makes me wish I never spent more.
Not going to be a huge difference, I find that the cambridge Audio 840 matches up well with the Wharfedales, It;s an integrated amp, but sounds amazing for the price. The denon is fine, I just think a warmer sounding amp brings out the best in the wharfedales.....my 2 cents
The yamaha player is on sale at many places right now...and is well woth the price, as choka said, the transprot alone makes it a deal, dac's keep improving anyway, unless you must have 5.1 in digital, it's one of the better deals for a universal players ever.