Sorry I didn't continue the review for so long, something personal happened and wasn't really in the mood to come up here. But am back on track now.
Now the cans are fully burned in, settled, sound wonderful, and growing on me day by day.
Huge gratitude to Ken, thank you, thank you, thank you.
And HeadphoneAddict too, thank you, for guiding me through.
Although since my RA1 is not with me anymore, I'm still listening to them directly from the Marantz CD5003... Not really doing them justice!
Am looking for a set-up between the CD player and the cans before posting a full review, including a new dac + amp + cables, my budget is about $500-600ish (if it's worth it i could save up a little more, too). Have already read some threads but still not sure what to get. I must admit I'm very new to setups on dac, amps and stuff, am still learning...
I mainly listen to music at home with the CD5003, so portable or not is not an issue at all... home amp will be good enough, but I want to be able to connect them to my computer sometimes too. I mostly listen to classical, avant-garde, progressive rock & metal, and some doom metal as well. I read that iBasso D10, Voyager, Hornet and Predator does a great job (haven't done much research on home amps yet), but I didn't find anyone or place in Hong Kong for me to audition, and don't have enough information on them with ALO780s, so I'm still clueless!
And as I know, if i want to connect amp -> headphone to my computer I'll most likely need a DAC (might be wrong :P), but I'm not sure if I'll need one with the CD5003...?
Would anyone please kindly point me the right direction?