So, I've read a LOT of posts (via the search engine), but would still like some feedback - mainly because I am unaware of my options. I just purchased K701s and am trying to determine the best way to spend $500 to get the most out of them. At home I have a Peachtree Nova, but I do most of my listening at work, so I'm looking for a work set up.
Right now at work I listen to 5.5g iPod (w/ Rockbox & FLAC) > HD555. It's ok for my first foray into audio but it didn't take long to get the upgrade bug . My plan for the $500 was iPod LOD > CanAmp > K701 but I've read some posts suggesting that a better source may be beneficial. Do I have any other options? The iPod is EXTREMELY convenient; since I have close to 1 TB of FLAC files at home, I can easily swap music. However I have seen a few CD players with headphone jacks for around $500 (used) but I am not sure how it would compare.
Jolida JD100a Tube CD Player:
Thanks for the help!