So I'm in the fortunate position of being able to borrow a Headamp GS-1 from a fellow head-fi member. I've been listening to it for most of the afternoon through my HD800s. I really can't hear much of a difference between the GS-1 and directly out of the Benchmark DAC. I understand the difference shouldn't really be huge (not so obvious as new cans for example), but I'm struggling to hear a difference at all... Considering that the GS-1 costs around the same as the DAC, I was expecting more.
Just to be clear from the outset, this is not an attack of any sort, I believe Head Amp make excellent products and I had a wonderful time with my Pico, I'm just trying to understand what I should be listening for.
What difference should I be hearing? Maybe I'm not listening for the right sort of difference, so tell me what I should be noticing. I would especially appreciate feedback from any HD800/GS-1/DAC1 owners, I know there's loads of you so speak up!