I am an old (!) hi-fi nut from the 1950s.
My headphones have included Grado, STAX electrostatics and many in between. Most of my listening is on the following system:
Linn LP12 with Grado Platinum Cartridge
Bryston CD Player
2. Line Stage Controller -
Custom Ultralinear Tube Amp; 60 watts RMS
Quad Custom 989 Electrostatics
The system can distinguish between different mice releasing flatulence (if you are appreciative of that sort of thing) in the background of a cello concerto.
Now, to the point:
HOW DOES THE iSTREAMER SOUND?!?!?!
And for those that mentioned the Pure, how does it sound?
I have run the iPod products in to my system with the Wadia and various DACs, including the Cambridge Audio.
My own conclusion with with the various DACs is that the resulting sound is equal to a decent CD player but not a great CD player; the Sony and Bryston are noticeably better.
Using the HRT Music Streamer and Streamer II out of my Apple laptop gives a roughly equal sound quality to the Wadia/DAC combinations.
SO--- how about a comparison of the iStreamer and Pure, please. I will soon have an iStreamer and will give my own opinion herein on it; I will not get the Pure and will let someone else spend the 75 English Pounds for the comparison.
Tillman in Snow-free South Florida