This is my desk setup as of today:
I used 2 ipod touches here just to show that i use 2 apps to control my music (obviously u only need 1). The apple remote app and the onkyo app. I usually use the "direct mode" for HP use but you can see you can adjust basic eq and surround options from one of the onkyo menu's.
I simply use the hp out on the reciever, nuthing fancy. To me the dual burr browns in this thing and their hp amp sound amazing so im happy for now. Fiio e10 on top gets no use. The ipod classic hooks direct to the reciever bypassing apple dac but for some reason you cant use usb and headphone out at the same time. Its ok works better to have apple remote and listen to all my alac files from the pc.
Excuse my typing. Did this on my ipad.
I should look into those for the headphone SQ alone considering my Pioneer has channel imbalance issues :/
Also, may I ask if you own a PS3? I did have an onkyo a couple years ago, but the video DAC it used caused trouble with PS3s...
Edit: iPad autocorrect
Edited by mechgamer123 - 10/4/12 at 6:40pm