I've been searching all over the forum, and have not really turned up much. I'm debating buying the NuForce Icon 2 or the HDP.
Right now, my source are high-quality rips via MacBook. I have powered speakers, Alessandro MS1s and Sennheiser HD600s. But I do want to buy some better speakers. That makes me want to lean toward the Icon 2, since it can amplify both speakers and headphones, right?
The HDP seems to be very well-received. I do not really want to spend a lot of money (like everyone, or at least most non-HFers), so getting a combination DAC/amp seems awesome, right?
So, yes. I am trying to see if anyone has experience with the Icon 2, mostly, since there is tons of information and opinions about the HDP. Do you think I'd be sacrificing much by getting the Icon 2 rather than the HDP? Does the Icon 2's speaker-driving capability outweigh its not-as-good DAC? Am I barking up the wrong tree altogether?