It's that time of the year! When someone decides "That's it, done the saving, let's do the wasting" part of the deal.
I am looking for a headphone/DAC amp, mainly because my Denon D2000 has been alone for 3 years already, and it should have a high fidelity companion by now.
I managed to save 600 dollars (more preciselly, 500 euros), let's see things i'm looking for:
-It's a amplifier for future (in the long run) headphones; from what i read Denon D2000 are easy to drive and don't need much of an amp, but i would like to buy one for future, harder-driven Headphones that could really benefit from it.
-As input i am really looking for S/PDIF TOSLINK optical, if possible some analog input for a temporary setup;
-Must be a European company, or anything as long as it is being sold on europe (to avoid very heavy taxes);
As a music listener, i mostly hear house, some tecno, rock, etc.
Here's what i'm listening now;
-A bunch of old DJ-Tiesto;
-Some David Guetta;
The Black Ghosts (all of them);
Well, what i mostly like is a nice bass, the Denon D2000 amount un-amped is well enouf, but i also love female voices, it's all i can hear when it's their part and i love it.
But really i like all kind of frequencies, with a small preference to those.
A strange thing i fell i should share: I mostly prefer sound with no soundstage.
Like, instead of hearing the instrument sepparated, each one at it's own spot, i like to have them mostly in my face, just for a helluva fun.
I know this isn't very audiophillic, but thta's just the way i prefer to hear music!
There you have it folks, plain and raw, for you to rip apart and trow to garbage LOL!
What can you tell me? Lost case or easilly fixable?
Best regards, satanicoo.
EDIT: As usual, i keep forggeting things:
-I am already looking for ideas, but will only buy at end of November/ beginning December;
-source is at present a X-Fi Fatality, to be upgraded to a Xonar Essence STX right after the Amp.
Edited by satanicoo - 10/12/10 at 9:05pm