Originally Posted by westies
Just how much of a difference would it make to get one of Eddie Wu's Zhaolu D2.5Cs? Ifiaudio have a sale on right now so I'm very tempted to get one from them instead.
I'm not familiar with the PA2V2 so I can't tell you if it would be an improvement over the headphone amp that you can find in the Zhaolu.
I think the unit is worth the money overall (of course I'm listening to D2.5A right now but I'll be listening to D2.5C soon enough). I can already tell you that the D2.5A makes a big difference. Sound is crisp and as somebody else already noted, it is an absolute joy to listen to music and instruments emerge from and fade into nothingness (I use the RS-1/Zhaolu Combo). The thing is the Zhaolu is not a headphones amp, it's mostly a DAC with a little extra (headphones amp). If you get the DAC, It would probably be a good idea to get the discrete headphone amp upgrade so that you don't loose ground over your PA2V2.