Thank you for posting these ideas...they are indeed out of most people's budgets. :) :)
That said, can anyone point me to headphone amp manufacturers who can provide me a headphone amp at <= $300-ish wherein I can have 35-50 dB GAIN??
Please don't tell me that's too much, I know what I'm doing and why I need that much gain etc.
Custom make is okay and I *don't" have golden ears, just an ear that needs a lot of gain.
The amp will drive Sennheiser HD 515s after I can afford to buy a sound card capable of playing hi-rez digital -- e.g. 24/96 and 24/192.
Thank you, Tom