Argh I'm too slow to edit! Or just not as good explaining my thoughts on first pass
I guess I haven't heard Dolby Headphone, at least not recently (or does the DSS2 also use DH?), but my thinking is that if the processing works for the AD700 so well, it's not really the fault of the processing technique or DAC quality. Also, I think the Q701 performs optimally paired to a good desktop amp, which I don't as-yet have (paid for half, the other half will be paid once it's here). So, I would be double-amping a Monoprice processor or Mixamp anyway
Edit: I actually haven't listened to music through my Recon3D, I'm pretty happy on the music front with lossless tracks on my 5th gen iPod Video (which has a pretty good DAC) with a FiiO L11 Line Out Dock adapter and E5 amp (upgrading from this, as you know).
No guarantees I wouldn't want a DAC upgrade or source(Xbox360) upgrade someday
Edited by Evshrug - 10/20/12 at 5:01pm