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Just in case anyone is looking at a Z87 board - I upgraded my gaming rig to a Gigabyte Sniper 5 a month ago. I found the upgrade was worth it just for the quality of the on-board headphone amp. It sounds excellent with my Shure 1840s!   I have not even looked into swapping op-amps yet - I'm happy enough with the stock setup.   It's not dedicated amp (e.g.V200) good, but for the built-in convenience vs quality I rate it...
I think it's a good-great combo actually. For those who I find the T5p slightly bright (I'm not in that camp), the combination w the TEAC works because I find the TEAC dac slightly rolled off in the treble (i.e. not bright, slightly warm). Listening to Roger Waters - Pros & Cons... on Spotify (320k) - good detail retrieval, balanced bass & smooth highs. Recommended with the usual caveats (i.e. ymmv).
I have both, but not tried it. Ping me by next week - I might be able provide some impressions if I get around to it on the weekend.
Now in stock: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1014352-REG/akg_k812_3458z00010_k812_reference_headphones.html
https://app.audiogon.com/listings/da-converters-nad-m51-direct-digital-dac-2014-01-28-digital-07076   There's at least 2 on there.
A 'might attend' for me (depends if I'm out traveling). (Not sure on gear yet).
$15 shipped at J&R.http://www.jr.com/sennheiser/pe/SEN_HH10/
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-95629-headroom-desktop-ultra-dac.aspx?   Same at headphone.com
Yip - I do occasionally find some stuff over there as well. Plus Hdtracks and Acoustic sounds for  DSD - who needs CDs?!  
+1 -Another Bandcamp fan here. Between BC & Spotify I'm (almost) not buying CDs anymore!
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