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I've been looking into BTG Audio and PlusSound. Lots of customization options, and the feedback from the Head-Fi community has been overwhelmingly positive. Cheapest options start at under $100. Been looking into a new cable option for my Westone 4R's, since I've discovered that I really don't like memory wire. 
  Do you have balanced headphones? If so, which ones? Not currently. Currently using HD600 with stock cable.   If not, are you looking at balanced headphones or a balanced amp in the future? Possibly. Either upgraded cable for HD600 or LCD-2, with appropriate amp.   For balanced headphone output, how important is it to have dual three-pin XLRs as well as a 4-pin XLR? No preference.    For a balanced amp, how important is it to also have single-ended...
Okay, after much research, and budget considerations, I've resolved the first item by ordering an M2Tech Hiface.   So now it's just down to a DAC to complete the setup. I've kinda given up on the Audio-gd FUN, since I really don't need the amp functionality, and am focusing more on their DAC-only options, specifically the NFB-2 and NFB-3. I also saw the announcement of the upcoming Schiit Bifrost, which seems like another good solution, as it meets my criteria and...
I'm working on setting up a home music server to hook up to my home theater. Something along the lines of an HTPC, but not really caring about video... mostly focusing on the highest audio fidelity possible. This will be feeding both my Marantz pre-pro > Parasound amp > 2.1 speaker output, as well as a Little Dot Mk V > Sennheiser HD-600.   For the most part, I've spec'd the system out from parts on hand, and all of the music will be stored in a lossless format...
Worked on this a bit more. Seems I was grossly overthinking things, and the solution was as simple as just hooking up analog interconnects while leaving the digital interconnects in place. The AVR is now happily playing digital surround content through speakers, while simultaneously sending the stereo downmix out through the multi-zone preamp outputs. For headphone listening, I just need to switch the main input to something not in use. I tested this with my Xbox...
I hooked it up to the pre-outs, and reset the speaker configuration. However, still no sound from the headphone amp.   Further research after this step reveals that the multi-zone outputs suffer from the same problem as the analog tape loop... they won't output digital...
The main pre-outs are hooked up to my speaker amp. I have tried the Zone 2 pre-outs, but couldn't seem to get that to work. I may give that a shot again tonight to see if that'll work, since I'm not using Zone 2 for anything.  
Been searching for several days for a solution to this issue. I'm sure I'm not the first to experience it, but my search skills are failing me miserably.   I have 3 digital sources (Dish STB, Xbox 360, and Panasonic BD player), all hooked up to my Denon AVR-3802 using optical connections.   I would like to be able to utilize my Sennheiser HD-600 + V-CAN amp for late-night listening so as not to disturb the rest of the house with my speakers. I have the V-CAN's...
Bought one of Ron's topkits for the iBasso D10. Great communication from start to finish, and great instructions with the kit.
This is what I'm wearing lately... Oakley Blade.
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