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Yeah ive got mine hooked up to a benchmark 2 and nad m51.  I think both are superior to the DAC included.  Though I think it comes down to synergy and personal preference in the end.  LS50's sound better with the benchmark....Harbeths sound better with the NAD.  I'm sure if you asked 10 different people you'd get 10 different answers.
Prices of audiophile / flagship equipment never really make sense.  I listened to the full range of Focal speakers up to whatever the $100,000 range La Scala models are, off at least $20,000 or more Mcintosh front end.  Know what I heard...they sounded the same as their $6,000 smaller models but bigger with more presence.  And neither sounded as good as their old models the dealer was liquidating for $1500.  After another friend and I both came to that conclusion the...
Price range?  These aren't particularly picky to drive, just some clean solid state amp with low output impedance. Only recommending things I've used before....they sounded fine from the Burson, Centrance, Benchmark gear, but I'd imagine even the entry level Schiit gear would be good.
I owned the W4's and the 535's.  By far I preferred the W4's though many would find them more boring than the 535's in comparison.   - W4's better cable - W4's much more comfortable to wear, 535's always hurt my ears in short time - W4's even non-fatiguing sound with better separation. - 535's have a sweetness to the mid-range that was great with some material...but not with others. - Both will be lacking in bass.  535's anemic, W4's slowish.   Overall I felt I got...
Quick question to you all:   Just got a pair of ASG 2.5's and the case it comes with, while nice, appears to be too small for the IEMs.  Anyone else run into this problem?  if so what case do you use to store them?
Checking to see if anyone has a pair of ASG 2.5's they are looking to sell or possibly make a trade.    Recently had my main set of IEM's break and was looking at new options.  Saw a pair of the ASG's 2.5 sell for a nice price (~450ish) a week or so ago and regret not acting faster.
 I have no idea how the nozzle broke.  I only use them at my office mainly.  Came in one morning and when i took them out of the carrying case the nozzle was just broken off laying loose in the case with the tip still attached. A mystery.
My W4's broke last week.  Nozzle just snapped right off where the tips fit on.  Any W4 lovers have some good recommendations for IEMs they like?  Whats the Westone um3x equivalent model these days?  Not looking to spend what flagships go for right now (...less than $500).
New NAD M51 addition to the mix this week.  This is an interesting DAC.  Definitely laid back, vocals sounds a bit soft.  Edges seem blunted/rounded.  Might take me some getting used to coming from the Benchmark:)  
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