Funny you mention that. I got the amp last fall and up till yesterday had honestly not been able to tell a difference. Then I cranked the Zen volume and just kept the amp's volume pretty low--wow! What a difference! It honestly blew me away.
Maybe you're right, but I dig it.
The interconnect is really long though. Do plan on getting something that gets less tangled.
My D2 doesnt have a lineout, but its powerful little internal amp is great, and optimal sound is on 35-45/50.
With some EQ and jeteffects you can make it almost LO quality apparantly.
I dont need an amp though.
Nice setup. Pretty killer.
All these newbies with amazing rigs!
My d2 and UE11's would be my dream, with either a high end amp to hookup to the U control dac and its internal amp, a dac-less pico or pred maybe, or something that takes optical from the U control. Or a Dac/amp, mainly used as a Dac for my laptop and occasionally the pc, and maybe in the future if i get a new big player, like the ipod, which may need amping.
Along with SA5k's, or AD2000's (or lower-fi, ad900) or maybe HD650's or K701's to use at home for the DAC/amp, or U control and amp, from the laptop, and from the pc for gaming, occasionally. Cant be moving a tube amp around the house with my laptop, headphones, and IEM's depending on location, and noise.
UE11's for portable.
I can dream on though.
15, and little income.
A cheap pair of headphones for use at home (sa1k/ad500/grado's) that sound like my livewires, maybe another 8gb sd for the D2, and i am happy!
I <3 my Livewires, i wonder how much better customs can get tbh. *cough* UE11's *cough!*